WEATHER »

Train Kills Pedestrian in Montecito

The Female Victim Hasn’t Been Identified


A woman walking her dog near the Butterfly Lane freeway underpass in Montecito was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train at around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. According to authorities, the train was stopped for an hour after the incident. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating what happened, said a spokesperson, and the Coroner’s Office is working to identify the woman. Her dog was handed over to animal control officers, and it will stay at a shelter until the victim is identified and her family is notified.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Carpinterians Gather to Protest Border Policy

'Families are the building block of our entire society,' said Carpinteria Mayor Fred Shaw.

Vampire Weekend Plays for 805UndocuFund This Weekend

Will match up to $10,000 in donations for Libbey Bowl concert.

Immigration Raids Chill Santa Barbara County Community

A quiet has settled over Old Town Goleta after at least five people were grabbed by ICE ...

Seasoned Bandit’ Said to Suffer the ‘Lottery Curse’

Tip led to bank robber James Hayes, who'd hit four Santa Barbara County banks, and six others.

FEMA Reveals New Map for Montecito, Carpinteria Valley

Property owners wishing to rebuild must avoid flooding from 100-year storms.