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Woman struck and killed by Amtrak train near Montecito identified


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Coroner's Office has identified the woman killed by an Amtrak passenger train in Montecito on August 19 as 62-year-old Montecito resident Elaine Enick.

The fatal crash occurred near Butterfly Lane just after 3:30 p.m.

The train's engineer told authorities that Enick was on the tracks and activated the horn and braking system, but she did not move. The train subsequently struck her and Enick died at the scene.

The Coroner's Office is working to determine the circumstances surrounding the deadly incident.



A woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in a residential area near Montecito Saturday afternoon.

At around 3:20 p.m., the woman was walking on the tracks near Butterfly Lane when she was struck by the northbound passenger train.

According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, the train engineer saw the woman on the tracks and activated the horn, whistle and braking system but she did not respond.

The collision is under investigation. An official cause and manner of death is pending toxicology and lab results.

The identity of the woman has not yet been released.

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