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Truck driver charged with manslaughter in 2015 Oxnard Metrolink crash

Truck driver charged with manslaughter in 2015 Oxnard Metrolink crash

The driver of a pickup that was stopped on railroad tracks in Oxnard before it was struck by a Metrolink train, causing the train to derail, was charged Monday with vehicular manslaughter.

Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez faces one misdemeanor count in the Feb. 24, 2015, crash that left one person dead and 34 injured, Ventura County Dist. Atty. Gregory Totten said in a statement.

Sanchez-Ramirez was driving southbound on Rice Avenue near 5th Street about 5:30 a.m. when he turned right onto the railroad tracks and stopped, prosecutors said. 

"Mr. Sanchez-Ramirez did not notify authorities of his predicament prior to the collision and...

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