Pedestrian struck and killed by Amtrack train in Ventura

This morning, mind Wednesday July 23rd, cheap   just after 9:30am, the Ventura Police Command Center was notified by Amtrak dispatch regarding a pedestrian being struck by an Amtrak train on the railroad tracks near the intersection of California St. and Harbor Blvd.  Officers arrived on scene and found the victim lying on the railroad tracks.  Ventura Fire and AMR personnel also responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

According to the train conductor the northbound train was travelling at approximately 55 mph as it approached the Amtrak station near the Ventura County Fairgrounds, when the victim was seen standing on the tracks.  The conductor began sounding the warning horn, but the victim did not respond or move from the train’s path.  All emergency attempts were made to stop the train, but the train did not stop in time and struck the victim.

Ventura County Medical Examiner responded to the scene.  The cause of death will be determined at a later date.  The name of the victim is being withheld until the victim’s family can be notified.

The train was delayed at the scene for approximately two hours while the investigation was being completed.

Source: Ventura Police Department


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