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N.C. Amtrak crash injures 55

Posted on March 10, 2015

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HALIFAX, N.C. — Crews reopened U.S. Highway 301 early Tuesday, about 18 hours after an Amtrak train slammed into a tractor-trailer at a crossing in rural Halifax County WRAL reported.

Fifty-five of the 212 passengers aboard the Carolinian No. 80 suffered minor injuries in the accident, which occurred at the intersection of U.S. 301 and N.C. Highway 903, about 30 miles north of Rocky Mount. It was unclear whether any of the eight crew members were injured.

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the state Department of Transportation are investigating the accident along with Amtrak. The Highway Patrol said troopers don't expect to file any charges in the case. For the full story, click here.

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