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Man Killed by Train in Carlsbad

The incident happened early Tuesday morning in downtown Carlsbad.

Updated Tuesday 1 p.m.

A person was killed after being struck by a train Tuesday morning just south of Carlsbad Village Drive in Carlsbad.

The person, who may have been hit around 2:15 a.m., was discovered at 5:45 a.m. off the 300 block of Pine Avenue in Carlsbad.

According to a San Diego Sheriff news release, deputies arrived on scene and found a white male adult who had been struck by a northbound Pacific Sun freight train.

The male had succumbed to his injuries, the release stated.

Currently the male's identity is unknown and the cause of death is being investigated by the Medical Examiner's Office.


glenn bernard December 05, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Towards living in a perfect world, the "obvious response" is to require all trains to increase the decibel levels on their horn blasts.....and to use them unceasingly during their travels throughout the entire county. Surgeons might be deprived of some sleep, which might create some problems for their (say) 8 patients the next day. But there are probably at least 20 highly paid government bureaucrats whose only job it is to to monitor the trains and their noise-making devices. We should all be glad to pay more taxes and be woken in the middle of the night in order to preserve those highly paid government jobs.

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