A judge in Reno, Nev., handling the first lawsuit in a deadly Amtrak crash, has issued an order prohibiting the destruction or disposal of any evidence related to last week's fiery collision between a truck and a passenger train.
Judge Connie Steinheimer approved the order Wednesday. It was requested by lawyers for an Amtrak employee who was injured when the driver of a semi-trailer truck slammed into the side of the train about 70 miles east of Reno on Friday.
The truck driver and five people on the train died.
The Chicago-based Amtrak employee, Alexandria Curtis, has filed a negligence suit against the driver's employer, John Davis Trucking Co. of Battle Mountain.
Company officials say it is cooperating in the investigation.
|Video from KTVN, the CBS station in Reno|
|This bottom-dumping gravel truck collided with an Amtrak train outside Reno, Nevada.|
|The most seriously injured passengers were transported to hospitals by Blackhawk helicopters.|