A Fresno County man who was struck and killed by a train at Camp Pendleton after he lost control of his vehicle on Interstate 5 has been identified as Carlos Garcia, 22, of Squaw Valley.
Around 9 p.m. Sunday night, Garcia was driving his Honda Accord sedan at more than 100 mph, weaving in and out of southbound traffic on Interstate 5 south of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, said California Highway Patrol officer Jim Bettencourt in Oceanside.
Garcia lost control and veered off the freeway down a steep embankment and landed on train tracks. His vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train carrying 285 passengers and the force of the impact threw him out of his car, Bettencourt said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one on the train was injured.
It is unknown is drugs or alcohol played a factor in the collision, which remains under investigation, Bettencourt said.
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