The incident occurred at about 12:25 p.m. on the railroad tracks near Fernald Point in eastern Montecito, sheriff’s spokeswoman Raquel Zick told Noozhawk.
The victim, reportedly a woman, was declared dead at the scene.
The victim’s name was not available pending notification of relatives.
The train involved was a northbound Coast Starlight, which was being delayed into the Santa Barbara station.
Additional details were not immediately available.
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