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Woman hit, killed by train near Santa Barbara


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train near Santa Barbara Friday afternoon.

At around 1:15 p.m., emergency crews responded to a train overpass on Hollister Avenue near intersection of Hollister and Modoc Road.

According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Daniel Bertucelli, a pedestrian was found dead at the scene after being struck by the train.

According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office the pedestrian was identified as a woman of unknown age who was hit by an Amtrak train.

Train traffic was stopped in the area and Amtrak said Coast Starlight Train 14 which departed Los Angeles earlier in the morning was stopped in Santa Barbara due to a "trespasser incident."

An investigation is currently underway.

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