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Amtrak train hits truck stopped on tracks in North Carolina; 55 hurt
Amtrak train hits truck stopped on tracks in North Carolina; 55 hurt

Fifty-five people were taken to hospitals Monday after an Amtrak train hit a tractor-trailer that had stopped on the tracks in North Carolina, causing a locomotive and a baggage car to derail, officials said. There were 213 people aboard the train, which had left Charlotte shortly before the crash at 12:15 p.m. local time, according to Mike Charbonneau, deputy secretary of communication for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.  The train struck the tractor-trailer in Halifax County, according to the transportation agency. Amateur video apparently taken of the crash shows the blue tractor-trailer immobile on the tracks. The video then shows the train...

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