Trucker Killed in Crash With Amtrak Train

SALT LAKE CITY – A truck driver was killed Dec. 14 after an Amtrak train struck the truck he was driving, according to various published reports.

The truck, according to an Associated Press report, tried to cross the tracks in front of the approaching California Zephyr. It took one-half mile for the train to stop.

The crossing does not have gates.

Five of the train’s 119 passengers were injured in the crash. None of the injuries, according to published reports, appeared to be life threatening.

The lead engine’s front wheel derailed in the wreck.

The Federal Railroad Administration will investigate the wreck, according to KTVU-TV.