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Dozens Injured in California Train, Truck Crash

39 people were injured after truck collided with Amtrak train

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The crossing gate was down, lights were flashing and bells were ringing when a big rig crashed into a passing Amtrak passenger train on Monday afternoon, an Amtrak official said. Investigators probing the cause of the crash south of the farming community of Hanford plan to look at the condition of the big rig's driver — identified Tuesday as Macario Medina, 32, of McFarland — and of the truck. Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said 39 people were injured in the crash.

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