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Semi truck driver cited following collision with Amtrak passenger train

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Officials in Vermont cited a semi truck driver following a Monday collision with an Amtrak train.

The crash occurred at 11:45 a.m. on Monday, February 27, at an unguarded rail crossing in only serving the the Black River Quarries in Sharon, Vermont.

According to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement & Safety Division, “the tractor-trailer unit was in motion as it crossed the tracks, at which point the Amtrak train collided with the trailer that was hauling stone. The trailer broke free from the truck at impact, keeping the truck from being dragged along the tracks. The distance from point of impact to the train’s final position of rest was 926 feet.”

No injuries were reported.

The train was traveling at 57 m.p.h. at the time of the collision.

Sixty-six passengers were onboard the train when the crash occurred.

The semi truck driver, later identified as 62 year old Massachusetts resident Michael Delaney, was issued a citation for attempting to cross the railroad tracks when unsafe to do so, officials say.

DMV Enforcement and Amtrak Police are still investigating the incident.

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