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A man was struck by a commuter train and killed in Encinitas on Friday morning, sheriff’s officials said.

The incident happened just after 8:30 am. on the tracks just south of the La Costa Avenue overpass, sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Campbell said.

A Coaster train was headed north when it struck the man, Campbell said. The man died at the scene.

The man’s name was not released pending notification of his family. It’s not clear why he was on or near the tracks.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident can call the Sheriff’s Department’s non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200.

Source: This post first appeared on sandiegouniontribune.com

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