Pedestrian killed crossing train tracks in San Marcos

Sprinter train hits, kills woman in San Marcos

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. 

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