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RENO, Nev. — A collision between an Amtrak train and a semi-truck at a railroad crossing on a rural northern Nevada highway killed two people Friday, authorities said.
The truck driver and one person on the train were killed in the 11:25 a.m. accident on U.S. 95 about 70 miles east of Reno, said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Lopez.
The Nevada Highway Patrol said today that at least five people have died and it is feared that more fatalities will be found as investigators gain further access to the crash site.
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The Amtrak train was traveling from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif., when it was stuck by a truck at about 11:25 a.m. PT today. Numerous fatalities and multiple injuries have been reported.