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Amtrak train hits truck on tracks in Moorpark

Monday, March 01, 2010
An Amtrak train hit a car on the tracks in a rural area of Moorpark on Monday, killing a person inside the car.

An Amtrak train hit a car on the tracks in a rural area of Moorpark on Monday, killing a person inside the car. (KABC Photo)

An Amtrak train hit a truck on the tracks in a rural area of Moorpark on Monday, killing a man inside the truck.

Authorities responded to Los Angeles Avenue and Grimes Canyon at about 10:20 a.m. after a northbound Pacific Surfliner collided with the truck at a private crossing. Rescuers extricated a man in his 40s from the truck, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, Nash said.

No one was injured on the train, but traffic on the train line was stopped due to the accident. Three other trains were delayed up to an hour and a half.

Authorities said the train crossing is part of the farming community, and there were no crossing arms.

The victim's name has not been released.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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