Teenage Girl Struck by Train and Killed Monday Morning Near Santa Barbara at Hollister Avenue

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Girl, 16, Fatally Struck by Train near Hollister Avenue in Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara, California (November 7, 2023) – A 16-year-old girl was struck and killed by a train near Santa Barbara on Monday, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 9 a.m. on November 6, deputies and other emergency personnel responded to the railroad tracks in the area of the 4500 block of Hollister Avenue, near the former Juvenile Hall.

According to the Sheriff’s office, it was not immediately clear whether the girl was struck by an Amtrak passenger train or a freight train.

The name of the teen girl was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The tracks were closed to train traffic for several hours as crews investigated the incident.

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