No passengers hurt in N. Ind. Amtrak-truck crash

By: Newscenter 16 staff Email
By: Newscenter 16 staff Email

MONON, Ind. (AP) - An Amtrak spokesman says a train carrying 89 passengers from Indianapolis to Chicago collided with an agricultural truck in northern Indiana.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the train involved in Wednesday morning's collision is the Hoosier State, which makes four trips a week between the cities. He says no passengers were injured. The train's engineer was being evaluated, but Magliari says he doesn't appear to be seriously injured.

White County Emergency Management Director Dean Mullens says the truck driver also suffered minor injuries in the collision near the town of Monon about 30 miles north of Lafayette.

Magliari says the train's passengers will either continue on to Chicago on the train if a replacement engineer is found, or be taken to Chicago on charter buses.

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