- Associated Press - Monday, September 26, 2016

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - San Diego County sheriff’s officials say a man was snapping photos with his phone when he was struck and killed by a train over the weekend in Del Mar.

The Union-Tribune newspaper reports Monday (https://bit.ly/2de7Vs7 ) that the train’s engineer spotted three people standing near the tracks and sounded the horn and switched on several bright lights.

Officials say one of the three was struck by the northbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train and died at the scene late Saturday. He was not identified.

The newspaper reports the engineer said the victim had been taking cellphone pictures.

The train was traveling at about 40 mph.


Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, https://www.utsandiego.com

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