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Sheriff identifies man struck, killed by train near Gaviota

Posted at 11:41 AM, Sep 07, 2021

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed when he was hit by a train near Gaviota on Sunday as William Pattenaude, 67, of Goleta.

It happened at about 1:15 p.m. on September 5.

Pattenaude was struck on the tracks about a mile south of Mariposa Reina.

He died at the scene.

An investigation into the death is ongoing.