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Train hits abandoned car in Del Mar

A freight train struck an abandoned car on the railroad tracks in Del Mar, authorities said Feb. 25.

The car was apparently driven onto the tracks near the intersection of

Coast Boulevard and 15th Street and either broke down or was intentionally stopped there sometime before the crash around 10:30 p.m. Feb. 24, sheriff’s officials said in a statement. The operator of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train saw the car but couldn’t stop in time.

No one was injured, and the person who drove the car onto the railroad tracks was not immediately located, sheriff’s officials said.

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Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the sheriff’s department’s non-emergency line at 858-565-5200.


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