Several People Hospitalized in Train-Truck Crash

Several people were hospitalized after an Amtrak passenger train en route from Pontiac, Michigan, to Chicago collided with a semi-truck, causing the train to derail early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The crash occurred at a level crossing equipped with signal lights between Ann Arbor and Jackson, when the Amtrak Wolverine Service Train carrying 68 passengers struck the tractor-trailer causing the train’s locomotive to tip over and two train cars to derail.

Several people were taken to a local hospital – including the truck driver – for examination, but no serious injuries were reported.

Rail service has been temporarily suspended while investigators attempt to determine the cause of the crash.

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Written by Inkelaar Law