Experts to Inspect Evidence in Deadly Amtrak Crash

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By: A.P. Email
Experts are in Reno to inspect debris and the railroad crossing where a truck collided with of an Amtrak train, killing six.

Remains of the California Zephyr from fatal train crash in Fallon.

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Experts are in Reno to inspect debris and the railroad crossing where a truck collided with of an Amtrak train, killing six.

A federal judge ordered John Davis Trucking to let Amtrak and Union Pacific Railroad experts inspect a truck similar to the one that crashed into the train on June 24, about 70 miles east of Reno.

U.S. Magistrate Valerie Cooke also ordered Amtrak and Union Pacific to give the trucking company copies of video footage of the crash and an event recorder taken from the damaged train.

About 200 people were on the California Zephyr when truck driver Lawrence Ruben Valli crashed through the rail crossing into the train. Valli and five people on the train died. Dozens more were injured.


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