59-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed by Amtrak Train near 12 Street
GUADALUPE, CA (October 1, 2018) – A man was killed Monday afternoon following a train collision near 12 Street. The deceased victim was later identified as 59-year-old Luis Cervantes, a local transient.
According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place at about 3:00 PM near Pacheco Street. The train engineer saw a man sitting on the railroad tracks and immediately activated the train’s horn and braking system. The pedestrian stood up but was unable to avoid the oncoming train.
Cervantes sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. Meanwhile, the operator remained at the crash site and cooperated with investigators. No other injuries were reported by the authorities.
An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the crash and to identify possible contributing factors. A final cause and manner of death is pending toxicology and lab results. Additional information will be released once it becomes available.
We at Sweet Law offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Luis Cervantes. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this trying time. May he rest in peace.
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