Woman Killed by Train Is Identified


A woman struck and killed by a train as she sat on the tracks Saturday in Encinitas was identified Sunday by the coroner’s office as 20-year-old Elizabeth Diane Jones.

Jones was sitting on the Santa Fe Railway tracks near her home in the 330 block of North Vulcan Avenue when she was struck at 6:54 p.m. Saturday by the southbound Amtrak train, Deputy Coroner Robert Engel said.

A friend of Jones, who was seated with her on the tracks, was able to scramble to safety and was not hurt, said Sgt. Roy Stamper of the Sheriff’s Department.


Jones, a maid at the Oceanview Motel in Encinitas, was killed instantly, Engel said.

The accident occurred near Old Highway 101 where the train tracks run along a residential and commercial area. Authorities have yet to determine how fast the train was traveling.