Truck, train collide in US; 1 dead, 23 hurt
CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a loaded log truck that collided with a train carrying 63 passengers and four crewmembers on a sightseeing trip is the lone fatality in an accident that hurt 23 others.
Sheriff Mark Brady said two of the train’s passenger cars flipped on their sides after impact, the log truck was a “total loss” and its driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Tracy Fath, a spokeswoman for Davis Memorial Hospital, provided audio of Brady’s joint news conference with hospital officials to The Associated Press.
She said six of the 23 injured were admitted to hospitals in serious condition and two in stable condition.