Five People Still Unaccounted For In Amtrak Collision

Posted by Clifford Law Offices on June 27, 2011 |

The Chicago Tribune reported that five people are still unaccounted for following the devastating crash between a big rig truck and an Amtrak train around 70 miles east of Reno, Nevada. Following an investigation of the scene, officials reported that they did not find any more people in the wreckage that has already left six dead.

The Tribune reported that just because some are unaccounted for, it does not mean that all hope is lost. Earl Weener, a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member, reportedly said that the unaccounted passengers may have gotten off the train before the crash or may have walked away from the scene without checking with officials. 

The Tribune said that the six victims who were killed included the truck driver, a train conductor and four others on the train heading to California. The cause of the accident is still unknown and the results of a toxicology and autopsy performed on the driver are due within days.

 

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