Train hits and kills pedestrian near Santa Barbara

May 23, 2023


A train struck and killed a pedestrian near Santa Barbara on Monday night. 

Shortly after 10 p.m., a caller reported the collision north of Santa Barbara, according to Amtrak. Emergency personnel located the deceased person in the area of Modoc Road and Encore Drive. 

It is unclear what the person was doing on the train tracks. The identity of the victim is not being released pending notification of their next of kin.

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HOW/WHY is this such a common occurrence around the Central Coast? Does this happen on a seemingly bi monthly basis elsewhere? GET OFF THE TRACKS!!!