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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

1 dead in train-truck collision in southwestern Illinois

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1 dead in train-truck collision in southwestern Illinois

Alton, IL ( KTRS )  Authorities say one person has died after an Amtrak passenger train struck a pickup truck in southwestern Illinois. Alton Fire Chief Mark Harris says the collision happened around 9:30am Sunday morning at a crossing in his city, just northeast of St. Louis. The crossing includes gates, bells and lights to […]

1 dead in train-truck collision in southwestern Illinois

Alton, IL ( KTRS )  Authorities say one person has died after an Amtrak passenger train struck a pickup truck in southwestern Illinois.

Alton Fire Chief Mark Harris says the collision happened around 9:30am Sunday morning at a crossing in his city, just northeast of St. Louis.

The crossing includes gates, bells and lights to alert cars to oncoming trains.

Harris says witnesses reported seeing the truck driver go around warning gates.

Authorities did not identify the person who died. None of the 256 train passengers or crew suffered injuries.

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