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Woman killed when Amtrak train hits vehicle in Santa Barbara County

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A Guadalupe woman was killed Monday, July 24, 2017, when a train and vehicle collided.
A Guadalupe woman was killed Monday, July 24, 2017, when a train and vehicle collided.

A Guadalupe woman was killed when her vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train Monday afternoon.

The collision occurred about 3 p.m. at a railroad tracks crossing near Highway 1 and West Main Street (Highway 166), according to authorities.

The driver, a Guadalupe resident, was pronounced dead at the scene and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office personnel were en route.

Police were investigating statements from witnesses who reported that the driver went around the railroad crossing arms, which showed signs of damage from the crash.

Guadalupe police and fire personnel responded to the scene, along with the California Highway Patrol and sheriff deputies. The Guadalupe Police Department is reportedly leading the investigation, with assistance from sheriff's deputies and the CHP, Public Safety Director Gary Hoving said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Noozhawk North County editor Janene Scully can be reached at jscully@noozhawk.com. Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

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