Pedestrian Killed by Amtrak Train in Montecito

Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office
6:30 p.m., July 20, 2018

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the decedent who was fatally injured on July 19, 2018, when he was struck by a northbound Amtrak passenger train east of Olive Mill Rd. in Montecito. The decedent is 50-year-old Rogelio Perez of Santa Barbara. Next of kin has been notified. His death is being ruled as an accident.

Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office

2:00 p.m., July 19, 2018

At approximately 6:45 a.m. today, July 19, 2018, an adult male was walking southbound along the railroad tracks just east of Olive Mill Rd in Montecito when he was fatally injured by an Amtrak passenger train that was headed northbound.

The train engineer observed the subject walking along the side of the train tracks and activated the train’s horn and braking system but was unable to stop in time and struck the victim.

The Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent and is in the process of making a next of kin notification. An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. Preliminary indications are that it was an accidental death. An official cause and manner of death is pending toxicology and lab results.

Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
6:50 a.m., July 19, 2018

Report of a possible pedestrian vs train near Olive Mill Road, listening to Emergency Amtrak radio traffic.


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