No serious injuries after Amtrak train hits cattle truck in Read - KCTV5

No serious injuries after Amtrak train hits cattle truck in Reading, KS

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Authorities say no one was seriously injured when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a cattle truck in eastern Kansas. (KVOE AM/FM ) Authorities say no one was seriously injured when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a cattle truck in eastern Kansas. (KVOE AM/FM )
READING, Kan. (AP) -

Authorities say no one was seriously injured when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a cattle truck in eastern Kansas.

The livestock trailer was split in half in the Thursday morning collision near the small town of Reading, northeast of Emporia.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told The Associated Press that at least two of the three crew members in the cab of the Southwest Chief sustained minor cuts and bruises. He says none of the 211 passengers were hurt. The train left Los Angeles on Tuesday and will resume its trip to Chicago after a replacement crew arrives and the damaged lead locomotive is disconnected.

Photos on the Emporia Gazette website show a mangled cattle truck. The Lyon County sheriff's department didn't immediately return a phone message from the AP.

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