Nevada Amtrak-truck crash kills 2, injures others

June 24, 2011 - 4:45 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A collision between an Amtrak train and a semi-truck on a rural northern Nevada highway killed two people.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Lopez says the semi driver and one person on the train were killed in the 11:25 a.m. Friday accident on U.S. 95 about 70 miles east of Reno.

He says an unknown number of other people on the train were injured and are being taken by ambulances to the hospital.

Lopez says the extent of their injuries is not known.

The accident shut down a section of U.S. 95 between Interstate 80 and Fallon, which is about 60 miles east of Reno.

The tracks cross the highway about three miles south of I-80.