Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train Crash with Truck Near Reynolds, Indiana


Police and firefighters responded about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to an Amtrak passenger train crash with semi-trailer sand tanker type truck just east of the intersection of White County Road 200 North and Indiana 421 near Reynolds, Indiana. Fourteen people were were reported injured in the Amtrak train crash that was headed for Chicago. The semi-trailer sand tanker trailer was split in half. The train locomotive and front cars were covered with sand or other similar material.

None of the injuries appear to be life threatening, but all 14 passengers were transported to IU Health White Memorial Hospital, in Monticello. There were 35 passengers on board the train at the time of the crash. Passengers that were uninjured remain sheltered on the train until buses arrived to transfer them to complete the journey to Chicago.

The train was northbound on the tracks headed toward Chicago north of the Lafayette, Indiana train station and about half way between Indianapolis and Hammond, Indiana when the crash occurred.

White County Emergency Management was directing traffic on Indiana 421 which was limited to one lane.

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