Amtrak train collides with car in Camarillo; motorist dies


A 63-year-old woman died Tuesday after an Amtrak train collided with her vehicle in Camarillo.

The incident was reported shortly after 10:35 a.m. at the railroad crossing near the intersection of Upland and Somis roads.

An Amtrak Surfliner heading north crashed into a four-door passenger vehicle with a female occupant, the Ventura County Fire Department said.

The vehicle was traveling west on Upland Road when it stopped on the railroad tracks, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Tuesday.

The engineer saw the vehicle and applied the emergency brakes but was unable to stop the train.

The locomotive collided with the vehicle and pushed it into the cross arm control box, authorities said.

The woman was removed from the vehicle in critical condition and flown by helicopter to a trauma center, where she later died. Her name has not been published.

Video posted to X, formerly Twitter, by the Fire Department showed the crumpled remains of the vehicle lying near the stopped train.

The collision did not cause the train to derail and no injuries were reported on board. The accident remains under investigation.

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