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Authorities Investigate Fatal Train Accident In Ventura

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2011 5:38pm

Ventura Police are looking into the death of a 50-year-old man, who was struck and killed by a northbound Amtrak passenger train near the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

It happened around 12:30 p.m. Monday, between the fairgrounds station and California Street.

Police say the engineer told them the man appeared to be lying on the tracks, and didn’t move when the train’s horn was honked.  The man was pronounced dead at the scene.  No one on board the train was reported injured.

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