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Woman Struck, Killed By Passenger Train In Santa Barbara County

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 3:15pm

A woman is dead, after she was hit by a passenger train in Santa Barbara County this morning.

It happened at about 10:30 a.m., near Channel Drive in Montecito.

The Amtrak train made an emergency stop, but was unable to brake in time to avoid hitting the woman.

Her name hasn’t been released.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death, to try to determine if it was accidental, or intentional.

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