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Train hits field worker vehicle on Oceano tracks

Police: Driver not injured

OCEANO, Calif. - UPDATE

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's office reports an Amtrak passenger train collided with a farm truck at around 7:30 Monday morning.

The truck was hauling harvest supplies and port-a-potties on a dirt road in the middle of a strawberry field when the train clipped the back end of the vehicle as it was crossing the tracks, flipping it over.

The California Highway Patrol said the driver of the truck failed to yield to the train.

About 40 passengers were onboard the train, no injuries reported. The train continued onto it's Santa Barbara destination without delay.

There were no other injuries reported in this incident.

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ORIGINAL POST

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's office has confirmed a train accident that happened Monday morning in Oceano.

The California Highway Patrol says that a field working vehicle pulling a trailer failed to yield for an  Amtrack train and was struck. Authorities say there are no injuries. Pacific Surfliner train traffic has been stopped as they investigate the incident.

The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. near Produce Place and South Elm Street.

 


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