Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca said authorities were speaking with the driver of the vehicle and believe it was intentionally parked on the tracks.
“It didn’t appear that the vehicle had stalled,” Baca said. “It appears that it was deliberately placed there.”
Updated story from the AP here.
UPDATE @ 10:30am: More is revealed…
A commuter train smashed into an SUV left on a crossing by a suicidal man early Wednesday, derailed and crashed into another train, authorities said. Ten people were killed and more than 100 injured.
The SUV driver changed his mind about suicide and left the vehicle before it was hit, Police Chief Randy Adams said. The man will be charged with homicide, he said.