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Tow-truck driver is hit, killed by Amtrak train in Encinitas

A tow-truck driver helping a stalled vehicle was struck and killed by a southbound Amtrak train Saturday afternoon in Encinitas in northern San Diego County, the county Sheriff's Department said.

The stalled vehicle was just west of the railroad tracks, and the tow-truck driver could not move quickly enough to avoid the train, officials said. The driver's name was not released.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

 
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