Santa Barbara Police and other emergency crews were at the scene of a train versus pedestrian accident at the Las Positas Overpass Tuesday night.
Santa Barbara City Fire says one person was killed.
It happened about 10:15 pm. Residents in the area tell NewsChannel Three they heard the northbound Amtrak train blow its whistle and then slam on the brakes. The train came to a complete stop.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #785 left San Diego and was headed to Goleta when the accident happened.
Officers on scene found the victim’s body near the back of the train. The coroner responded to the scene.
This death could be the 116 fatal train accident in California so far this year. That’s much higher than the 92 fatalities recorded by the Federal Railroad Administration in 2017.