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Man hit, killed by train while crossing tracks in Oceanside

Posted at 7:33 AM, Mar 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-01 10:35:45-05

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.

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“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.