Moorpark | Man Hit and Killed by Amtrak

Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release

On 11/24/2018 at about 4:44 PM, Amtrak Passenger Train #777 en-route from San Diego to San Luis Obispo was traveling through Moorpark at about 70 MPH. The train struck an adult male on the railroad tracks in the area of Avenida Colonia and Nogales Ave. The train came to an emergency stop approximately 500’ down the tracks.

Moorpark Police, Fire and Ambulance personnel responded to the scene. The adult male was pronounced dead at the scene by Fire Personnel. It is unknown at this time why the adult male was on the railroad tracks.

The train consisted of one lead engine, nine passenger cars and one rear engine. Four hundred and thirteen passengers and a crew of seven were aboard the train. No one onboard the train was injured in this incident. The railroad tracks were shut down in both directions for about two hours and forty minutes for this investigation.

This incident is being investigated by the Moorpark Police Department. Anyone who may have been in the area and/or witnessed this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Schneekloth at the Moorpark Police Station.

The Moorpark Police Department would like to remind the public how dangerous it is to walk on or near the railroad tracks. The Moorpark Police Department would also like to advise the public that it is a crime to trespass on railroad property by walking on the tracks or on the right-of-way on either side of the railroad tracks. The Moorpark Police Department does enforce railroad trespassing violations.


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