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County seeks help identifying man hit, killed by Amtrak train

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Feb 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-18 14:03:24-05

OCEANSIDE - The county medical examiner is seeking the public's help to identify a man who was struck by an Amtrak train on Valentine's Day.

A man was struck and killed by the train at about 7 p.m. at the intersection of Broadway Street and Cassidy Street in Oceanside on Tuesday. The engineer of the train saw the man on the tracks, sounded the train's horn and activated the air brakes, but was unable to stop the train in time.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities have been unable to identify the man. They have released a picture of the man's cane and walker though, in hopes that someone may recognize who they belonged to.

The medical examiner described the victim as a Caucasian male, between the ages of 65 and 85, standing about 5-foot-9-inches and weighing 210 pounds. He had short gray hair and hazel eyes. He did not have any distinctive tattoos or scars.

He was found wearing a dark blue jacket, a purple-blue polo shirt, blue work pants, and gray and blue Nike tennis shoes.

Anyone who believes they know the identification of the man is asked to call the Medical Examiner’s Investigations Unit at 858-694-2905, case number: 17-00387.

Mark Saunders is a KGTV digital producer. Follow him on Twitter at @10NewsSaunders.