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Amtrak Train Hits Truck in Colorado; No Passengers Hurt

 

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Crews have contained a fuel spill that was caused when an Amtrak train with 191 passengers hit a pickup in western Colorado.

 

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Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the westbound California Zephyr train, which runs between Chicago to San Francisco, hit the truck at a crossing just west of Glenwood Springs on Tuesday afternoon. None of the passengers was injured, and the driver of the truck had climbed out of his vehicle by the time emergency crews arrived. He was treated for minor injuries.

 

Glenwood Springs Fire Chief Gary Tillotson tells the Post Independent a 500-gallon fuel tank on the lead locomotive was ruptured. The fuel was contained to the rail bed and had not spilled into the nearby Colorado River.

 

Some passengers walked away from the train and tried to arrange other transportation.

 

 

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