Train Collides With Anhydrous Ammonia Truck in White County

By Kevin Kitt

Train Collides With Anhydrous Ammonia Truck in White County

June 12, 2013 Updated Jun 12, 2013 at 4:19 PM EST

MONON, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Indiana State Police have reported a train collision with a farm vehicle just west of Monon near State Road 16 in White County.

According to officials, the Amtrak Train 851, called the Hoosier State Train, was travelling from Indianapolis to Chicago when it hit farming equipment.

According to reports, the train hit a truck carrying a 1,000-gallon tank of anhydrous ammonia. Injuries are still unknown as to the truck driver. Police say that none of the 89 passengers were reported seriously injured.

White County Emergency Management Director Dean Mullens says initial reports are that the train's conductor and the truck driver suffered minor injuries in Wednesday morning's collision near the town of Monon about 30 miles north of Lafayette.

Officials say the tank is upright and is not leaking.
According to officials, the Amtrak Train 851, called the Hoosier State Train, was travelling from Indianapolis to Chicago when it hit farming equipment.

According to reports, the train hit a truck carrying a 1,000-gallon tank of anhydrous ammonia. Injuries are still unknown as to the truck driver. Police say that none of the 89 passengers were reported seriously injured.

White County Emergency Management Director Dean Mullens says initial reports are that the train's conductor and the truck driver suffered minor injuries in Wednesday morning's collision near the town of Monon about 30 miles north of Lafayette.

Officials say the tank is upright and is not leaking.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.