A New York semitrailer driver has admitted responsibility and been fined for an Amtrak crash in southern Michigan.
MLive.com reports Friday (http://bit.ly/Lm0RWx) that a Jackson County District judge issued a $450 fine to David Zimmer.
The 68-year-old from Saugerties, N.Y., admitted responsibility for the crash during a hearing June 11. An attorney made the plea on behalf of Zimmer, who didn't appear.
Zimmer was cited for not having sufficient clearance to cross the tracks.
On Feb. 1, a Chicago-bound Amtrak train crashed into Zimmer's truck, which was stuck on the tracks at a crossing in Leoni Township.
The train's locomotive, a dining car and a passenger car derailed. Ten people suffered minor injuries.
According to reports submitted to the Federal Railroad Administration, the derailment caused nearly $2.3 million in damages.