Amtrak train collides with semi, killing 2 in Mississippi

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Amtrak says one of its passenger trains from New Orleans to Chicago collided with a semi-trailer, killing two people not on board the train.

Authorities said the crash damaged the train engine, forcing it to terminate the route in Mississippi. A coroner in Mississippi says two people not on board the train died in the crash.

Amtrak said in a statement Friday that the wreck involving City of New Orleans Train 58 happened Thursday night at a crossing south of the Amtrak station in Jackson, Mississippi.

The rail service said there were no reports of injuries among the 142 passengers or crew members onboard.

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