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Tow Truck Driver Dead After Train Hits Vehicle in Cardiff

The Amtrak train hit a tow truck Saturday afternoon at Chesterfield Drive and Hwy. 101.

Updated at 9 p.m. Saturday

A driver was killed when an Amtrak train struck a tow truck today 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.

—City News Service

BB December 10, 2012 at 06:58 PM
So, my comments that ask legitimate questions or state facts get deleted because they are too "offensive", yet the one that uses a derogatory remark towards me is ok? That's alright...just a sign of the times.
Daniel Woolfolk December 10, 2012 at 08:04 PM
BB, I've deleted that one now.
Anonymous December 11, 2012 at 01:44 AM
I loved him very much. Rest in peace Shaun.
Anonymous December 14, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Anonymous He was a great man! He had the most amazing smile and was full of life. HIs dad loved him very much and his face lit up when he spoke of his son. He will be in our thoughts and hearts forever. What a very sad time for his family.
Ken Harrison December 14, 2012 at 06:46 PM
For all, memorial this Saturday in Lemon Grove, burial Monday Service Information Remembrance Gathering Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary 7387 Broadway Lemon Grove, CA 91945-1533 Funeral Mass Monday, December 17, 2012 10:00a.m. St. John of the Cross Catholic Church 8086 Broadway Lemon Grove, CA 91945-2532

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