A passenger train struck and killed a male pedestrian Friday near the northern reaches of Torrey Pines State Beach. The Amtrak train hit the unidentified man off the 100 block of 11th Street in Del Mar shortly before 3:30 p.m. A man was walking his dog when the sound coming from the train's horn apparently scared it, causing it to run away. The owner ran after the dog, but was struck by the train. The victim died at the scene. The dog was not injured. North County Transit District provided bus service between Solana Beach and Sorrento Valley for rail commuters facing delays due to the accident. Coaster train service ran behind schedule into the evening.
Posted Friday, January 3rd 2014 @ 5pm by Mark Evans