Pedestrian struck and killed by Amtrak in Ventura

decease arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On Sunday October 30th at 2:31 PM, 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 railroad trestle west of the Amtrak Station at 39 Harbor Blvd.  Officers arrived on scene and found the victim lying adjacent to 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 had just left the Amtrak Station and was travelling at approximately 25 mph, when he saw the victim intentionally walk onto the tracks in front of the train.  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 name of the victim, a man between 35 to 40 years old, was not immediately determined.  Once the victim’s identity has been confirmed, the coroner’s office will notify the next of kin. 

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


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