A pedestrian was hit and killed early Wednesday by a passenger train in San Marcos in northern San Diego County, according to the Sheriff's Department.
A woman in her 30s was crossing the tracks shortly after 6 a.m. when she was hit by a Sprinter passenger train, said Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Radicia. The crossing gate was down and warning bells and lights were operating, he said.
The Sprinter is a light-rail train run by the North County Transit District on a route between Oceanside and Escondido.
The woman was declared dead at the scene.