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

A TRAIN collided with a dump truck during rush hour 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.


Metra announced that the driver of the dump truck was killed and a train passenger was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening, CBS News reported.

The five-axle dump truck was destroyed and a cab car on the front of the train derailed, authorities said.

Inbound and outbound train service near Grayslake was halted immediately after the crash but has since resumed.

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

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The identity of the dump truck driver and cause of the crash were not immediately released by officials.

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, ABC7 Chicago reported at the time.

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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.

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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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