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Published on March 01, 2024
Investigation Underway After Man Fatally Struck by Sprinter Train in VistaSource: Google Street View

A man lost his life in Vista on Thursday morning after he was struck by a westbound Sprinter train, triggering an investigation by local authorities. The fatal incident occurred just past 9 a.m. near the crossroad of Main Street and South Santa Fe Avenue. Deputies from the Sheriff's Office were promptly on the scene, where they discovered the victim who could not be saved.

Investigators from the Sheriff's Transit Enforcement Unit are probing into the deadly mishap involving North County Transit District's routes. Following the tragedy, the Vista Sheriff's Station deputies summoned the Transit Enforcement Unit to handle the investigation. The identity of the deceased man is pending as officials from the Medical Examiner's Office work to make an identification and determine the cause as well manner of death after his family has been notified.

Officials would like to ask anyone with information relevant to this case to come forward. Sergeant Jason King, the media contact, suggests that those with details should contact the Sheriff's Department's non-emergency line. The current investigation depends on community input to help organize the events leading to the tragic collision.

If you hold key details about the incident, you're encouraged to dial (858) 565-5200 or contact the Transit Enforcement Unit directly at (760) 966-3500. Additional information and updates will be released by Sergeant King and can be found on the San Diego County Sheriff's Department official website.