Woman killed by train in Del Mar

A passenger train struck and killed a woman early March 12 as she lay across the tracks on the outskirts of Seagrove Park, authorities reported.

Despite the blaring of the train’s horn, the unidentified woman remained on the rails as the southbound Coaster locomotive bore down on her near the intersection of Coast Boulevard and 15th Street in Del Mar shortly after 5:30 a.m., according to sheriff’s officials.

“The operator activated the emergency braking system but was unable to stop the train before striking the woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene,” Deputy Amber Reeves said.

The woman appeared to be in her early 50s, according to the county Medical Examiner’s Office, which was working to determine her identity.