Pedestrian hit, killed by Amtrak train in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD, Calif. - A passenger train struck and killed a pedestrian near Ponto Beach Tuesday afternoon.

The Amtrak locomotive hit the person on a stretch of rails near Poinsettia Lane and Isthmus Drive in Carlsbad about 1:20 p.m., sheriff's Lt. Jason Vickery said.

The victim, whose identity was not immediately available, died at the scene, the lieutenant said.

More details will be posted as they become available.

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