No injuries after semi hit by Amtrak train

An Amtrak train carrying 137 people struck a semi early Monday morning in Jasper County.

Posted: May. 8, 2018 7:41 AM
Updated: May. 8, 2018 9:05 AM

JASPER COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — An Amtrak train carrying 137 people struck a semi early Monday morning in Jasper County.
According to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, on Monday around 8:01 a.m., Officers received a report of a semi struck by a passenger train on State Road 114 at Pleasant Ridge.

Initial investigation revealed the semi driver was traveling east on State Road 114 and says he did not see the cross arms due to the sun's glare. He was unable to stop the loaded trash hauler and struck the arms of the crossing, coming to a stop on the train tracks.

The Amtrak engineer saw the semi and activated the emergency brakes. The train struck the front of the truck and was able to come to a stop shortly afterward.

No injuries were reported and the rail line and road we cleared around 11:30 a.m. The driver was cited by sheriff's deputies for disregarding a railroad crossing.

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