September 22, 1995 in Nation/World

Amtrak Train Rams Truck, Killing One

Compiled From Wire Services
 

An Amtrak passenger train rammed a sewage truck at a rural crossing in South Florida on Thursday, killing a train crew member.

Two other crew members and three passengers suffered minor injuries when the Silver Star hit the trailer of the 18-wheeler near Lake Okeechobee.

The force of the impact peeled the metal frame of the train engine open “like a tin can,” said Detective Sanford Shirk. “It wrapped the trailer around both sides and dragged it a half-mile.” The truck’s driver was not injured.

The dead crewman was identified as assistant engineer Randall Moses, 43.


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