Commuter train hits RV in fiery collision near Los Angeles

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An RV was hit by a commuter train and burst into flames along a track near Los Angeles.

Authorities say the collision occurred shortly after 5:30 a.m. Friday at an intersection in an industrial area of Santa Fe Springs.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy James Nagao says all passengers on Metrolink’s OC Line 681 were safely evacuated.

He didn’t immediately know if anyone in the RV was hurt.

Fire crews doused the flames, which gutted the RV and charred a rail car on a freight train stopped on a parallel track.

TV news footage showed a few dozen evacuated train passengers waiting in a nearby parking lot.

Line 681 was heading northwest from Orange County when the crash happened about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

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