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Truck driver dies after colliding with train in Ventura County

March 1, 2010 |  2:20 pm

A pickup truck driver died Monday after colliding with an Amtrak train in Ventura County, authorities said.

A northbound Pacific Surfliner collided with the pickup about 10:25 a.m. at a private crossing in Moorpark, Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said. The only person in the truck died at the scene, said Sherri Wilson, a California Highway Patrol office supervisor.

It was unclear if the truck had been stopped on the tracks or was trying to cross, CHP officials said, but the incident was being investigated as an accident.

Three other trains were delayed while coroner’s officials conducted their investigation, Graham said.

-- Amina Khan