A 59-year-old man was killed by an Amtrak train Monday on the beachfront rail tracks in San Clemente, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The Pacific Surfliner train was heading from Los Angeles to San Diego when it hit the man around 4:20 p.m. near Camino Capistrano and El Camino Real. The man was declared dead at the scene.
He was later identified as Dan Tavarez, a 59-year-old San Clemente resident.
Witnesses said Tavarez walked in front of the train, but it was not clear if he had done so intentionally.
Buses were brought in to take passengers onto their destinations. The tracks were closed to Amtrak and Metrolink trains until at least 8 p.m. for investigations.
-City News Service
Correction: Because of incorrect information provided by a source, Tavarez' last name was misspelled in an earlier version of this article. Patch regrets the error.