Officials Nearing Completion of June Amtrak Crash Report

Truck driver slammed into the Amtrak passenger train -- bound from Chicago to Northern California -- on June 24 about 70 miles east of Reno

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    In this photo provided by Ron Almgren. passengers and Amtrak train staff are seen at the site of a collision between an Amtrak westbound train and a truck on U.S. 95 about 4 miles south of Interstate 80 on Friday, June 24, 2011, 70 miles east of Reno, Nev. The truck driver and one person on the train were killed said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Lopez. An unknown number of other people on the train were injured and were being taken by ambulances to the hospital. (AP Photo/Ron Almgren)

    Nevada Highway Patrol officials said Friday they've nearly completed a report on a deadly Amtrak crash in Nevada and intend to submit it to federal investigators in the next couple of weeks.

    NHP Trooper Chuck Allen said the 2-inch-thick report is “99.9 percent done,” and will be sent to the National Transportation Safety Board after his superiors sign off on it.

    A truck driver for John Davis Trucking of Battle Mountain slammed into the Amtrak passenger train -- bound from Chicago to Northern California -- on June 24 about 70 miles east of Reno, killing the driver and five people on the train.

    Among other things, Allen says the report is based on witness statements, a vehicle inspection and a review of the company's maintenance, employee and driving records.

     

    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.