Several injured when Chicago-bound Amtrak train hits semi in Indiana

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About two dozen people are recovering from injuries tonight after an Amtrak train headed for Chicago hit a semi just outside LaFayette Indiana.
Of the 24 people injured, 16 were treated and released at the scene. The others went to the hospital with minor injuries and have since been released.
The passengers who didn't go to the hospital continued on shuttle buses.

Authorities say the driver of the truck, who was on US 421, says he saw the train coming but thought he had enough time to cross. The train hit the  truck spilling its load of powdered cement.
No one was seriously injured and the truck wasn't carrying hazardous materials.  The driver of the truck walked away with no injuries. Currently no charges have been filed against the driver.

Trains are moving through the area again.

 

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