SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was killed yesterday when he was struck by an Amtrak train near Lindbergh Field, Fox 5 reports.
The northbound train’s engineer saw the man crossing the tracks in the Five Points area just before noon, and sounded the horns to warn him. Unfortunately, the engineer was unable to stop the train in time, striking the pedestrian between Noell Street and West Washington Street.
An official with the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
Train service in the area was delayed for several hours as a result.
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