Amtrak Train Crash with Semi-Trailer Truck in Halifax, North Carolina

An Amtrak passenger train has collided with a truck in North Carolina, toppling the engine on its side and causing several injuries.

An Amtrak train collided with a semi-trailer truck on the tracks at NC-903 and US-301 in Halifax about 12:15 p.m. Monday.

The train’s engine on its side and the luggage car behind the engine was off at an angle to the tracks. A passenger car behind the luggage car also derailed, but remained upright.

Halifax County officials report there were minor injuries. Later officials reported 54 were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, and one person was transported with serious injuries.

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