Man Killed after Collision with Amtrak Passenger Train in Montecito Area
MONTECITO, CA (July 19, 2018) – A man was killed early Thursday morning after he was struck by a train near Olive Mill Road.
According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, the deadly collision happened at about 6:45 AM. An Amtrak train operator noticed a man walking southbound on the tracks.
The operator activated the horn and applied the brakes. Unfortunately, the train was not able to stop in time and hit the pedestrian.
The victim sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.
Preliminary indications suggest that the fatality was accidental. An investigation is ongoing to determine the events that led to the deadly crash, and why the man was on the tracks. The official cause of death is pending toxicology and lab results.
No additional information has been disclosed to the public at this time, as officials continue to investigate the fatal crash.
Sweet Law extends our sincerest sympathies to the family and loved ones of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with them during this very trying time. May he rest in peace.
If you have lost a loved one in a tragic pedestrian collision involving a train, contact the wrongful death lawyers at Sweet Law Group. We understand what you and your family are going through and are here to help. With over 40 years of experience in the legal field, Sweet Law Group knows what it takes to win your case. Our attorneys and legal team have dealt with cases including auto accidents, personal injury, and disability. Call now at (800) 203-3061 for a free consultation in an office near you. For your convenience, we are also available through email, text message, and online chat 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.