Publish Date: 2022/06/09
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — Two pedestrians were hit and killed by two separate commuter trains Thursday morning in Encinitas and Vista, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
The first crash happened on the tracks near North Coast Highway and West Jason Street, in the Leucadia area of Encinitas, shortly before 5:07 a.m.
Little information has been shared, but officials with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department said a pedestrian was struck by an Amtrak train.
The victim died from their injuries at the scene,
After the emergency response, the involved train was released at around 7:20 a.m.
Nearly two hours after the first incident, a second pedestrian was fatally struck by a train near a Vista transit center, in the area of Vista Village Drive and North Santa Fe Avenue.
All northbound lanes of Vista Village Drive at Olive Avenue were blocked during the response.
Investigations into both crashes were being led by the sheriff’s rail unit. No further information has been shared at this time.
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