Publish Date: 2023/08/17
SAN DIEGO, CA — One person died Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a COASTER commuter train in San Diego’s Middletown neighborhood, reports FOX 5 San Diego.
The fatal incident unfolded on the northbound railroad tracks north of Sassafras Street, along the Interstate 5 southbound onramp and east of San Diego International Airport. Deputies with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office and the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station’s Transit Enforcement Unit were called to the scene at about 3:50 p.m.
While the circumstances of the event are still under investigation, SDCSO deputies confirmed an adult pedestrian was pronounced deceased after being hit by a northbound train. The victim’s identity remains undisclosed at this time.
Authorities said no crew members or passengers aboard the train were reported hurt.
Anyone who may have relevant information on the crash is urged to contact the SDSO’s non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200.
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