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Amtrak train hits tractor in Lancaster County; five people hurt

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 6, 2018 2:08 AM
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(Manheim) -- Authorities say an Amtrak train hit a farm tractor in the midstate, injuring the tractor driver and sending five people on the train to hospitals.

Lancaster County emergency dispatchers say the tractor was upended by the train in the crash reported around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Rapho Township.

Susquehanna Valley EMS operations manager Adam Martin said the driver was treated at the scene but asked not to be transported to a hospital.

Martin said four crew members and one passenger were taken to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.

Amtrak says in a Twitter post a Keystone train that runs from Harrisburg to New York City had stopped outside of Elizabethtown, and passengers were being transferred to another train.

An earlier story appears below.

(Manheim) -- Authorities say the driver of a tractor and several train crew members were injured when an Amtrak train hit a farm tractor stopped on the tracks in Pennsylvania.

Lancaster County emergency dispatchers say the tractor was upended by the train in the crash reported at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Rapho Township. Police tell WGAL-TV that the driver has a head injury, but no other details are available.

Amtrak spokeswoman Beth Toll tells LNP newspaper that none of the 40 passengers were injured but three crew members were being treated for minor injuries.

Amtrak says in a Twitter post that Keystone Train 648, which runs from Harrisburg to New York City, was stopped outside of Elizabethtown and passengers were being transferred to another train.

 

An earlier story appears below.

(Manheim) -- Authorities are investigating a collision involving an Amtrak passenger train and a farm tractor in Pennsylvania. Lancaster County emergency dispatchers say the tractor was upended by the train in the crash reported around 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday in Rapho Township. Medics were called to evaluate several train passengers.

Amtrak said in a Twitter post that its Keystone train had stopped outside of Elizabethtown, and customers were being transferred to another train.

The Keystone Service schedule says the train runs from Harrisburg to New York City during the week.

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