A commuter train struck and killed a woman today on a stretch of rail in Carlsbad Village.
The southbound Amtrak locomotive hit the pedestrian shortly before 2:30 p.m. off State Street, near Grand Avenue.
The investigation revealed the woman had walked through the pedestrian gate located on the west side of the station into the oncoming path of the train.
The woman, whose identity was not immediately confirmed, died at the scene, sheriff's Lt. Karen Stubkjaer said.
Train service through the area remained on hold in the late afternoon while authorities investigated the fatality, Stubkjaer said.
Anyone with information about this case can call the Sheriff's Department non-emergency line at (858)565-5200.
–City News Service contributed to this report