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Woman Struck, Killed By Passenger Train On South Coast identified

A woman struck and killed by a passenger train on the South Coast is now being identified.

Ester Lopez de Reyes died after she was hit by a northbound Amtrak train near the Goleta train station Wednesday afternoon. The train was already slowing as it approached the train station, but the crew was unable to stop in time after seeing the 65 year old woman on the tracks.

Investigators are trying to determine how she ended up in the path of the train.

A bicyclist wearing headphones was killed in almost the same spot in Goleta by a northbound passenger train last Thursday.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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