OXNARD (CBSLA.com) — A man was charged with vehicular manslaughter on Monday for allegedly abandoning a pickup truck on Metrolink tracks in Oxnard, causing the train to collide with the truck and derail, killing the train’s conductor.

Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez is accused of driving onto the railroad tracks at about 5:30 am on Feb. 24, 2015, after traveling from Arizona.

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Sanchez-Ramirez was towing a trailer on the tracks until it became immobilized, the Ventura County District Attorney’s office said. He did not notify authorities of the obstruction to oncoming trains, the DA’s office said.

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The train’s conductor, Glenn William Steele, was killed and 34 passengers were injured.

Sanchez-Ramirez is scheduled to be arraigned March 23.

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