Man Struck and Killed by Amtrak Train on 17th Street in Santa Ana

SANTA ANA, CA (December 30, 2021) – 53-year-old Brian Crosby lost his life on Saturday after a train accident on 17th Street.

The pedestrian crash took place at the intersection of 17th Street and Lincoln Avenue around 12:20 p.m.

According to the CHP, a southbound Amtrak train struck Crosby for still unknown reasons. However, officials said a railroad crossing barrier and flashing red lights were present prior to the crash.

Responding officers pronounced Crosby dead at the scene.

CHP continue to investigate why the man was on the tracks at this time.

Furthermore, police closed the area for several hours as they clean and investigate the fatal train accident on 17th Street and Lincoln Avenue.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences are with the family and friends of Brian Crosby.


At Sweet James, they do not see themselves as just your attorneys. Instead, they are your teammates. They are not willing to stop until the insurance company or the other responsible party is ready to pay you what you fairly deserve. If you have lost a loved one caused by someone else’s negligence, they want to help you obtain an adequate settlement that reflects the true value of your loss. Losing a loved one is never easy, but with their team, you can rest assured that you have an enthusiastic attorney on your side. For more details, please call them at (800) 975-3435. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. If you are a family member of the victim involved in this accident, they may be able to help you obtain the police report.

For more accident news, click here.

Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.