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UPDATE: Truck driver questioned in train crash

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OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities are questioning a truck driver involved in a crash with a commuter train that injured 28 people northwest of Los Angeles early Tuesday.

Scott Johnson, a spokesman for the Metrolink system whose train struck the truck around 5:44 a.m., says police in Oxnard found the driver and are questioning him.

Three cars of the five-car Metrolink train tumbled onto their sides in agricultural country 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Little was left of the truck, which stopped at a marked crossing. Some debris was in a nearby intersection and some close to the tracks.

Fire officials say four of the 28 injured are in critical condition.

Twenty-three people were not injured.

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NBC Los Angeles is reporting three Los Angeles-bound Metrolink train cars derailed after the train was involved in a fiery collision with a vehicle Tuesday morning between Oxnard and Camarillo, California.

A Metrolink spokesman tells the Los Angeles Times at least 30 people are hurt after a train crash.

Several cars were on their sides and the vehicle, described as a utility truck, was on fire after the crash about 80 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
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