At approximately 7:10 a.m. today, November 16, 2018, an adult female was walking northbound on the railroad tracks adjacent to the southbound Olive Mill Rd. off-ramp in Montecito when she was struck by a southbound Amtrak passenger train.
The engineer observed the woman on the tracks when the train came around a curve. The train’s horn and braking system were activated but the train did not stop in time and struck the decedent who received fatal injuries.
The Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office is in the process of positively identifying the decedent and will then notify next of kin. An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. An official cause and manner of death is pending toxicology and lab results.