Amtrak Train Rams Truck, Killing One
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.