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Man hit, killed by train in Gaviota area

Posted at 12:33 PM, Apr 21, 2023

A man was hit and killed by a train in the Gaviota area Friday afternoon. 

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department was among agencies called to the scene around 11:15 a.m. near the 16000 block of Highway 101, a mile south of Mariposa Reina.

Fire officials say the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

As of noon, law enforcement agencies and State Parks officials remained on scene.

The train tracks were shut down in the area but service has since resumed.