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Name released of man hit and killed by train in Carpinteria

Santa Barbara County sheriff’s officials have identified the man who was struck and killed by a train earlier this month in Carpinteria.

They say 51-year-old James Robert Boltz was hit near Padaro and Santa Claus Lane on Feb. 12th by a Union Pacific Train.

Union Pacific personnel reported the accident to authorities around 9:40 p.m.

All trains were stopped in the area during the initial investigation.

Police are waiting for a toxicology report before they determine his official cause of death.

According to Boltz’s obituary, he worked for 12 years at UCSB as a financial analyst.


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