CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — Several people were hurt Tuesday, when an Amtrak train bound for Chicago struck a semi-trailer truck in northern Indiana.
The train struck the truck around 8:20 a.m., just east of U.S. 421 and County Road 200 North in Reynolds, about 100 miles southeast of Chicago.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Semi Truck Slides Into Ditch Due To Snowy Conditions On Tri-State Tollway
The truck was heading east on County Road 200, when it was hit, and was split in half by the collision.
White County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy A.J. Alletto said the truck driver, 55-year-old Jeffrey B. Hatfield, miscalculated when he pulled onto the CSX tracks. Hatfield, a resident of Bedford, Indiana, told police he saw the train coming, but pulled into its path anyway, because he thought he had enough time.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Runner Training For Boston Marathon Braves The Snow Along Chicago's Lakefront
Hatfield wasn’t injured.
Local authorities said 10 people from the train were taken to the hospital, but none of their injuries was considered life-threatening. A total of 59 people were on the train. Amtrak sent buses to Reynolds to take passengers to Chicago.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather Alert: Dangerous Driving Conditions With Snow Causing Low Visibility For Friday Commute
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