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Truck driver killed and passenger injured after horror crash that derailed Metra train during morning rush hour

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A TRAIN collided with a dump truck on Monday morning killing one person and injuring another.

A Metra Milwaukee District North line train hit the truck at a private crossing in Illinois.

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The cab car of the train was derailed in the accident[/caption]

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The driver of the dump truck was killed in the accident[/caption]

Metra announced a passenger on the train was injured and the driver of the truck was killed, reports CBS News.

The five-axle dump truck was destroyed and the cab car of the train was derailed,

Inbound and outbound train services were halted immediately after the crash but have since resumed.

The train was back on the track and moving by 4.30.

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In May, another Metra railway train and semi-truck collided.

The accident created a giant fireball on the railway tracks near the Clarendon Hills section of Chicago.

Metra said a female passenger on the train was killed in the collision, ABC reports.

Four others on board the train suffered minor injuries, including two passengers, a conductor, and an engineer, per the outlet.


“All of us on Metra and BNSF Railway are devastated by this death and we will be working hand-in-hand with the NTSB to find out what happened,” Metra told the outlet.

Shocking footage showed thick black smoke billowing from the crash site.

The smash caused the truck to roll over and burst into flames.

The train also appeared to have sustained damage, with several windows shattered.

Firefighters said the impact also caused power lines above the truck to catch fire.

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