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1 killed when freight train hits SUV on tracks in Camarillo
1 killed when freight train hits SUV on tracks in Camarillo

A road in Camarillo will be closed for most of Thursday afternoon after a freight train struck a sport utility vehicle that was on the tracks, killing the driver, authorities said. The crash occurred about 8:30 a.m. at a crossing at South Las Posas Road and 5th Street, where the driver of a southbound 2014 Ford Explorer drove onto the tracks and was broadsided by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train hauling lumber, said California Highway Patrol Officer David Webb. Authorities initially described the vehicle as a minivan. According to Ventura County firefighters, the collision sent the SUV rolling some 60-feet down the road and into a dirt ditch, where it landed on its rear end...

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