OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- A man was hit and killed by a train while crossing the tracks in Oceanside Saturday night.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the man was hit around 11:20 p.m. on the 200 block of Surfrider Way.
Deputies say the southbound train was traveling 55 miles per hour when the engineer spotted a man duck under the pedestrian crossing guard and try to run across the track.
“The train was unfortunately unable to stop before fatally striking the male,” the department said in a news release. The man died at the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s non-emergency line at 858-565-5200.