A man was struck by an Amtrak train and killed — and two dogs were injured — Saturday afternoon in Carpinteria.
The incident involving a northbound Coast Starlight train occurred at about 12:15 p.m. just west of Bates Road and Rincon Park, Lt. Jarrett Morris of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office told Noozhawk.
Personnel from the Sheriff’s Office and the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District responded to the incident.
The victim was declared dead at the scene, according to Scott Edwards of the Montecito Fire Protection District, which handles dispatch duties for the Carpinteria-Summerland district.
The victim’s name was not release pending notification of relatives.
Two dogs also were injured, one seriously, Edwards told Noozhawk, and they were turned over to Animal Services.
The Coast Starlight was delayed about 90 minutes on its trek north, according to Amtrak.
This was the second fatality locally in the past week involving a pedestrian and a train.
On Monday, a man was struck by an Amtrak train and fatally injured north of Encore Drive, off Modoc Road, near Santa Barbara.
That victim’s name has not yet been released.