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

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MONON, Ind. A northern Indiana sheriff says an Amtrak train carrying 89 passengers from Indianapolis to Chicago collided with a tractor hauling a tank of anhydrous ammonia, injuring two people.

White County Sheriff Patrick Shafer says the train appears to have struck the tank being hauled behind the tractor about 8:35 a.m. Wednesday at a crossing near the town of Monon about 30 miles north of Lafayette.

None of the train's passengers were injured, but the train's engineer and the tractor's driver were hospitalized with injuries that aren't believed to be serious.

Shafer says the ammonia tank attached to a trailer apparently separated from the tractor at the time of impact. He says the impact damaged one of the trailer's axles but the tank isn't leaking.

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