Oxnard Teen Dies After Being Struck by Amtrak Train
Source: Oxnard Police Department
Police were called to Oxnard Boulevard south of Vineyard Avenue, just before 5:00 p.m. on April 6th. Officers found the victim, an 18-year-old Oxnard resident, had been hit by an Amtrak train. The train had just left the Oxnard station going northbound. Eyewitnesses reported seeing the pedestrian walking on the train tracks, southbound, directly towards the path of the oncoming train. The man tried to jump out of the way of the train at the very last moment, but was hit by the train, and he suffered life-threatening injuries. The man was taken to Ventura County Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.
Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the Oxnard Police Department or Ventura County Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).