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Tow truck driver fatally struck by Amtrak train in Cardiff

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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.

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