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One person killed in train, truck collision

May 6, 2003

(Hinesville-AP) -- One person is dead and as many as 33 others injured after an Amtrak train collided with a six-wheeler carrying lumber in southeast Georgia east of Hinesville.

The Silver Star was traveling from New York to Miami and carrying 150 passengers and 14 crew members. Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says the truck pulled in front of the train about 7:30 AM today. He says the driver of the truck was killed.

Amtrak spokesman Clifford Black says the engineer was injured, along with three crew members and one passenger. Wright says initial reports indicate as many as 30 people may have been injured. The engine and ten other cars left the track but the train remained upright.

Uninjured passengers are being taken to the Liberty Community Gym in Hinesville. Train 91 left New York's Penn Station at 11:30 AM yesterdan and was scheduled to arrive in Miami at 5:20 PM today.

Major intermediate station stops included Philadelphia; Baltimore; Washington; Richmond, Virginia; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Savannah.

posted at 11:50AM by dave.miller@walb.com

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