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

Amtrak Truck Crash
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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.
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