Pedestrian killed after being hit by train near Sorrento Valley coaster station

Pedestrian killed after being hit by train
Pedestrian killed after being hit by train
Posted at 7:15 AM, Feb 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-11 13:25:06-05

SAN DIEGO -- A pedestrian was killed Sunday morning after being hit by a train in Sorrento Valley.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, the pedestrian was hit near the 11000 block of Sorrento Valley Road around 6:30 a.m. 

Authorities say the northbound train was traveling 60 miles per hour when the conductor noticed a young man emerge from nearby bushes and run towards the tracks. 

The train went into emergency braking but was unable to stop in time. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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33 people were onboard when Amtrak train 763 hit the pedestrian. No one onboard was injured. 

The train was delayed while emergency personnel were on scene, according to deputies. 

At this time, it's unclear why the pedestrian was on the tracks at the time of the incident. 

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