Lyndsay Winkley

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Lyndsay Winkley joined the U-T in July 2012 and covers crime and public safety news. She previously covered Del Mar and the fairgrounds as well as other North County news. Before joining the U-T, Lyndsay worked for several South County Patch sites. A graduate of SDSU, she was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, San Diego Press Club and the California College Media Association for her college work in investigative and breaking news.

Recent Articles

  • Motorcyclist dies after smashing into sheriff's patrol vehicle in Encinitas

    Motorcyclist dies after smashing into sheriff's patrol vehicle in Encinitas

    A motorcyclist died after slamming into a deputy’s patrol vehicle in Encinitas on Sunday, June 24, a sheriff’s official said. Witnesses reported the crash on South Coast Highway 101 south of Encinitas Boulevard about 11:40 a.m., sheriff’s Lt. Amber Baggs said. The rider died before he could be...

  • Woman hit, killed by train in Del Mar

    Woman hit, killed by train in Del Mar

    A woman was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Del Mar on Sunday morning, April 8. The incident happened on the tracks at 15th Street and Coast Boulevard about 10 a.m., said sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Eikermann. The Amtrak train was traveling north around 48 mph when the woman walked past the intersection’s...

  • Local surgeon killed in plane crash near Montgomery Field

    Local surgeon killed in plane crash near Montgomery Field

    A small plane crashed shortly after taking off from Montgomery Field early Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, diving nose-first into a Kearny Mesa parking lot under construction and killing the pilot, authorities said. Family members identified the 61-year-old victim as Dr. John Serocki, a Del Mar resident....

  • Teen pedestrian seriously hurt in Carmel Valley crash

    Teen pedestrian seriously hurt in Carmel Valley crash

    A 15-year-old girl was seriously hurt when she was hit by a car while crossing a Carmel Valley street Wednesday evening, Dec. 27, police said. The teen was headed west across Del Mar Heights Road about 5:30 p.m. when she was struck by a 2000 Toyota Avalon headed south on Hartfield Avenue, San Diego...

  • Motorcyclist dies in south I-5 crash near Del Mar, traffic backed up for miles

    Motorcyclist dies in south I-5 crash near Del Mar, traffic backed up for miles

    A 58-year-old motorcyclist died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13, after running into the back of a car on south Interstate 5 near Del Mar, authorities said. Four lanes were closed while officers investigated the crash and cleared the wreckage, snarling traffic for miles in the area. The collision happened...

  • Sheriff's: Men tried to lure children into car near Solana Beach school

    Sheriff's: Men tried to lure children into car near Solana Beach school

    Two men tried to lure children walking home from a Solana Beach school into their dirty car last week, and sheriff’s investigators are asking the public to help find them. A 13-year-old boy told deputies he was walking home from Earl Warren Middle School on Stevens Avenue about 3 p.m. when a truck...

  • Police say teen killed at Torrey Pines left suicide note

    Police say teen killed at Torrey Pines left suicide note

    When a 15-year-old summoned police to Torrey Pines High School early Saturday, May 6, he had a BB gun tucked in his waist band and a suicide note in his pocket, authorities said Monday, May 8. Police said the note was discovered the day after the boy was fatally shot by two officers as he approached...

  • Poway teen killed by train in Del Mar

    The pedestrian who was hit and killed by a train in Del Mar Sept. 23 was a teen from Poway, the Medical Examiner’s Office said Sept. 26. The 19-year-old was using a cellphone application to stargaze with two friends when they heard the northbound train approach near 13th Street about 9:15 p.m. ...

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