Saturday, March 08, 2008
Bad Week: Death on the Tracks in Leucadia
Two woman have died on the train tracks in Leucadia in separate incidents this week.
March 03, 2008
Woman hit, killed by train in Encinitas
A woman was killed Monday night when she walked onto the railroad tracks and was struck by a freight train in the Leucadia community of Encinitas, authorities said.
The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. near Ashbury Street and North Vulcan Avenue, a North Comm fire dispatcher said. Sheriff's Lt. Mike McClain said it wasn't clear if it was an accident or suicide.
The woman may have been crossing the tracks with a companion when a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train hit her. She died at the scene, McClain said. source
Woman killed by train in Leucadia
Saturday, March 8, 2008
LEUCADIA----A woman died after she was hit by a train this morning, authorities said.
Shortly before 11 a.m., a woman stepped in front of a southbound Amtrak train near Leucadia Boulevard and Highway 101, Sheriff's Department Lt. Bill Donahue said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff's railroad enforcement team is investigating the case as a suicide, Donahue said. source