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Woman Struck, Killed By Train On South Coast Identified

A Santa Barbara County woman has been identified as the person struck, and killed by a passenger train over the weekend in Montecito.

Elaine Enick was walking on the tracks near Butterfly Lane in Montecito Saturday afternoon when a northbound Amtrak train approached the area. The train’s crew saw the 62 year old Montecito woman on the tracks, and activated the horn, whistle and breaking system.

They say the woman didn’t respond, and they were unable to stop in time. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office is investigating the death, and an autopsy is pending.

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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