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The truck driver was killed when an Amtrak hit the vehicle at a crossroads in University Park, about 30 miles from Chicago, at 5 p.m. on Sunday

Truck driver is killed after his vehicle is hit by an Amtrak train running 70 miles per hour in Illinois

  • The train struck at a junction in University Park, about 30 miles from Chicago, in the truck on Sunday at 5 p.m.
  • Truck driver died in the crash and two Amtrak passengers were treated in the hospital for minor injuries
  • Five passenger cars and one locomotive carriage was derailed but stood upright
  • The train, which traveled from Chicago to Carbondale, had 297 passengers on board at that time
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A truck driver was killed after his vehicle was hit by an Amtrak train running 70 miles per hour in Illinois.

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The train rammed into a coffin at 5 pm on Sunday at a junction in University Park, about 30 miles from Chicago.

The truck driver died in the crash and two Amtrak passengers were treated in the hospital for minor injuries.

The truck driver was killed when an Amtrak hit the vehicle at a crossroads in University Park, about 30 miles from Chicago, at 5 p.m. on Sunday

The truck driver was killed when an Amtrak hit the vehicle at a crossroads in University Park, about 30 miles from Chicago, at 5 p.m. on Sunday

The truck driver was killed when the Amtrak, which was running at 70 mph, bumped into a crossroads against its vehicle

The truck driver was killed when the Amtrak, which was running at 70 mph, bumped into a crossroads against its vehicle

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The truck driver was killed when the Amtrak, which was running at 70 mph, bumped into a crossroads against its vehicle

Five passenger cars and one locomotive carriage was derailed but stood upright.

The train, which traveled from Chicago to Carbondale, had 297 passengers on board at that time.

Authorities worked to get passengers alternative transportation, but some waited for hours at a nearby gas station after the crash.

& # 39; I was scared. I was panicking, & passenger told Angie Sheehan WLS.

The truck driver died in the crash and two Amtrak passengers were treated in the hospital for minor injuries
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The truck driver died in the crash and two Amtrak passengers were treated in the hospital for minor injuries

The truck driver died in the crash and two Amtrak passengers were treated in the hospital for minor injuries

Five passenger cars and one locomotive carriage was derailed but stood upright

Five passenger cars and one locomotive carriage was derailed but stood upright

Five passenger cars and one locomotive carriage was derailed but stood upright

The train, which traveled from Chicago to Carbondale, had 297 passengers on board at that time

The train, which traveled from Chicago to Carbondale, had 297 passengers on board at that time

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The train, which traveled from Chicago to Carbondale, had 297 passengers on board at that time

& # 39; I mean, I saw all the debris flying past. & # 39;

Another passenger, Ross McAuley, said: “We went down the gravel and the car started to tip over. Everyone panicked. & # 39;

The crash caused Sunday evening delays and cancellations for trains in Chicago.

& # 39; If people were just going to make railroad crossings, observe the train's warnings, observe the crossing warnings, this type of incident could be largely eliminated, & # 39; said Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari from Chicago.

Authorities worked to get passengers alternative transportation, but some waited for hours at a nearby gas station after the crash
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Authorities worked to get passengers alternative transportation, but some waited for hours at a nearby gas station after the crash

Authorities worked to get passengers alternative transportation, but some waited for hours at a nearby gas station after the crash

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