Tow truck driver fatally struck by Amtrak train in Cardiff - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

Tow truck driver fatally struck by Amtrak train in Cardiff

Posted: Updated:

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA (CNS) - A driver was killed when an Amtrak train struck a tow truck Saturday in Cardiff-By-The-Sea, according to a spokesman for the North County Transit District.

The crash was reported about 2:35 p.m. at Chesterfield Drive and South Coast Highway 101, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.

The tow truck's driver was killed in the crash, but no other injuries were reported, according to Ryan Ross, public information officer for the NCTD.

It remained unclear why the truck was near the tracks, Ross said.

A bus bridge was initially set up to pick up Coaster passengers in Solana Beach and take them north, but they were later directed to re-board the Coaster train and continue northbound at a reduced speed, according to the NCTD.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Gang unit investigating stabbing Chicano Park

    Gang unit investigating stabbing Chicano Park

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:36:23 GMT
    A 29-year-old man was undergoing treatment at a San Diego trauma center after he was stabbed in the torso at a park, a police sergeant said Sunday. 
    A 29-year-old man was undergoing treatment at a San Diego trauma center after he was stabbed in the torso at a park, a police sergeant said Sunday. 
  • Thousands pass through downtown checkpoint

    Thousands pass through downtown checkpoint

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:29:39 GMT
    Nine motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and 13 vehicles were impounded during an overnight sobriety/driver's license checkpoint in the East Village section of downtown San Diego, a police officer said Sunday. 
    Nine motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and 13 vehicles were impounded during an overnight sobriety/driver's license checkpoint in the East Village section of downtown San Diego, a police officer said Sunday. 
  • Victim in I-8 chain reaction crash identified

    Victim in I-8 chain reaction crash identified

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:26:33 GMT
    The 71-year-old man killed in a chain reaction crash on Interstate 8 in La Mesa late Friday night was publicly identified Sunday. 
    The 71-year-old man killed in a chain reaction crash on Interstate 8 in La Mesa late Friday night was publicly identified Sunday. 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.