Amtrak train from Mid-Michigan crashes into semi truck

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GARY, Ind. (WJRT) (1/21/2019) - An Amtrak train traveling from Port Huron to Chicago was involved in a crash Monday, resulting in a lengthy delay.

The train slammed into a semi truck around 1:45 p.m. at a crossing in Gary, Indiana, according to the Chicago Tribune. All 205 passengers on the train were not injured while the condition of the truck driver was not available.

The truck was hauling a load of steel cables, which photos from inside the train show entangled in the its wheels. Heavy equipment was working to pull the cables away from the train two hours after the crash.

The Amtrak Blue Water Line train was traveling to Chicago.

This is the second crash in northwestern Indiana involving an Amtrak train from Michigan. On Sunday, the Pere Marquette Line traveling from Chicago to Grand Rapids hit a car parked on the tracks near Chesterton, Indiana.

Nobody was injured in that crash and the car was not occupied.



 
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