Union Pacific Railroad was cleared today of negligence in the deaths of two friends killed when a mile-long train plowed into them near a rail crossing in downtown Riverside, where the women became stranded after the drunken one at the wheel drove onto the tracks.

After deliberating less than two hours, an eight-man, four-woman jury voted 11-1 to find the train company and its crew blameless in the Nov. 1, 2007, deaths of 23-year-old Renee Ammari and 18-year-old Tanya Sayegh.

Read the complete story at the Temecula Patch.