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In April, two pedestrians were fatally struck by trains in Carlsbad. Stock photo
In April, two pedestrians were fatally struck by trains in Carlsbad. Stock photo
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Two pedestrians killed along Carlsbad railroad tracks in April

CARLSBAD — Two deadly train collisions along railroad tracks in Carlsbad have some residents stunned and law enforcement officials seeking more information.

The first death occurred at 11:28 a.m. on April 2 on the tracks south of Tamarack Avenue, according to Lt. John Spach of the sheriff’s department. The train was traveling north when it fatally hit the pedestrian.

Approximately one week later, another pedestrian was struck and killed by a locomotive traveling northbound at 7:24 p.m. on April 11 just south of Tamarack Avenue, according to a San Diego County Sheriff’s Department press release.

An eyewitness who saw the incident said four teenagers attempted to jump across the tracks in front of a North County Transit District Coaster train. According to the witness, 18-year-old Ryan Times was struck by the train as he attempted to jump the tracks.

The teen was on spring break from Loyola High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Los Angeles, as reported in the Los Angeles Times.

“The Loyola community is heartbroken at the passing of Ryan Times ’23 due to an accident,” the school said in a statement to the L.A. Times. “Please respect his family’s need for privacy as they go through this time of immense sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Times family, his teammates and the entire school.”

Deputies are investigating the incident, and the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine Times’ manner of death. Anyone with information about this case can call the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200.

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