SUV Driver Killed in Collision With Freight Train in Camarillo

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One person was killed Thursday morning when a freight train collided with an SUV in Camarillo.

One person was killed when an SUV collided with a train in Camarillo on Thursday, April 23, 2015. (Credit: VCNEWS)
One person was killed when an SUV collided with a train in Camarillo on Thursday, April 23, 2015. (Credit: VCNEWS)

The crash, reported about 8:25 a.m., occurred near the intersection of East 5th Street and South Las Posas Road (map), according to Officer Dave Webb of the California Highway Patrol.

A 2014 Ford Explorer was traveling southbound on South Las Posas Road when it struck the train, which was heading eastbound, Webb said.

The cause of the crash was unknown and was being investigated, according to Webb.

The collision caused the SUV to roll over several times before coming to rest in a ditch, Webb said.

A Metrolink train derailed in Oxnard on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)
Thursday’s fatal crash occurred about 4 miles from where a Metrolink train derailed in Oxnard on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

The SUV driver, a man believed to be in his mid 30s, was alone in the vehicle and died as a result of the crash, according to Webb.

Three people onboard the train did not report any injuries, Webb said.

The crash occurred about four miles from where a Metrolink train crashed into a pickup truck left on the tracks in February.

Engineer Glenn Steele, one of 28 people hospitalized following the crash, died about a week later.

 

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