At least 30 injured, 1 in custody after train derails in Southern California

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(PIX11/CNN) — At least 30 people are injured and one is in custody after a Metrolink passenger train derailed after colliding with a vehicle in Ventura County Tuesday morning.

The train hit a vehicle between the Southern California cities of Oxnard and Camarillo just before 5:45 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said online. Several cars derailed, and at least one vehicle was said to be “fully engulfed,” the patrol said.

The driver of one of the vehicle involved in the accident ran from the scene and was later found and taken into custody, Oxnard fire Battalion Chief Sergio Martinez told CNN.

The vehicle was described as a tractor trailer, according to Metrolink officials.

Emergency personnel treated victims on tarps on a road adjacent to the tracks, video from CNN affiliate KABC shows. It’s not clear the exact number of passengers hurt nor the extent of their injuries.

Aerial television crews are filming a scene of devastation. First responders are pushing injured people in stretchers. Some people are lying on the ground, and firefighters have hoses on cars that are off the track. Emergency vehicles dot a long stretch of road.

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