Pedestrian hit, killed by train in Carlsbad Sunday afternoon

Posted at 2:36 PM, Dec 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 15:19:15-05

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) – The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a train in Carlsbad Sunday afternoon.

Deputies say around 12:10 p.m. they were called to the scene of the collision at the Carlsbad Coaster Station. 

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Authorities say a southbound train was traveling around 72 miles-per-hour when the engineer noticed a woman running towards the tracks. 

The train went into emergency braking but was unable to stop in time, according to the department. The 64-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Department's non-emergency line at 858-565-5200.