Amtrak train, truck collide west of Denver; no injuries

PINECLIFFE — An Amtrak train is back on its way after a minor collision with a Union Pacific truck in a canyon west of Denver. No one was injured.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the train was headed to Emeryville, Calif., when the accident happened early this afternoon. He says no one on the train was injured.

The Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office says the collision occurred in Coal Creek Canyon near Pinecliffe, about 40 miles west of Denver. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cherokee Blake says the driver and passenger in the truck weren’t hurt and deputies are investigating what happened.

Nearly 260 people had reservations for the train trip, which started Wednesday in Chicago. Magliari says the train was delayed about two hours.


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