Woman Struck, Killed By Passenger Train On South Coast identified

Jul 27, 2017

A woman struck and killed by a passenger train on the South Coast is now being identified.

Ester Lopez de Reyes died after she was hit by a northbound Amtrak train near the Goleta train station Wednesday afternoon. The train was already slowing as it approached the train station, but the crew was unable to stop in time after seeing the 65 year old woman on the tracks.

Investigators are trying to determine how she ended up in the path of the train.

A bicyclist wearing headphones was killed in almost the same spot in Goleta by a northbound passenger train last Thursday.