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3 Killed, 4 Injured in Train-Truck Crash

From Times Wire Reports

Three people on a Chicago-bound commuter train were crushed to death by a steel coil when the train hit a truck at a crossing in Portage, Ind., police said. The engineer made a desperate attempt to herd passengers to the rear of the train after applying the emergency brakes. The predawn crash also injured four passengers. In the collision, a steel coil weighing several tons dislodged from the truck, crashed into the first car of the train, crushing a railroad employee and two commuters.


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