Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Amtrak Train in Ventura

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On April 26th at 4:59, 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 fairgrounds.  Officers arrived on scene and found the victim lying adjacent to the railroad tracks.  Ventura Fire and AMR personnel also responded and immediately pronounced the victim deceased.    

According to the train engineer the southbound train was travelling at approximately 50 mph, when he saw the victim standing on the railroad tracks in the middle of the tracks.  It appeared the victim did not attempt to get out of the way of the train.  The train horn was sounded and 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, identified only as a 45 year old female, was not immediately determined.  Once the victim’s identity has been confirmed, the coroner’s office will notify the next of kin. 

The train, occupied by approximately 85 passengers, was delayed at the scene for two hours while the investigation was being completed. 

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