Pedestrian Killed by Train in Carlsbad
On Thursday night, a 22-year-old man was struck and killed by a freight train in Carlsbad. The incident happened at about 11:20 p.m. in Carlsbad Village, near the intersection of Grand Avenue and State Street. According to Fox Channel Five News, the victim was struck by a northbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train, while he was walking on the tracks.
Very few details have been released about this tragic incident. Initial reports indicate that the grade crossing warning system was functioning at the time, so it’s unclear exactly how this could have happened. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene, but his identity hasn’t been released by authorities.