March 9, 2015 – NORTH CAROLINA – An Amtrak train collided with a tractor-trailer truck on the tracks at NC-903 and US-301 in Halifax Monday.
Pictures from Chopper 11 HD showed the train’s engine on its side and the luggage car off at an angle to the tracks.
WATCH: Amtrak train derails in N. Carolina after truck collision.
A passenger car behind the luggage car also derailed, but remained upright.
Halifax County officials said there were injuries.
The cab of the truck was intact, but the low-boy trailer carrying some kind of large load covered in a large blue tarp was obliterated by the force of the impact.
An ABC11 Eyewitness viewer posted video of the impact on Twitter.
The train – the #80 Carolinian – was headed north from Raleigh with an eventual destination of New York with stops in major cities like Philadelphia.
Unhurt passengers were being loaded onto waiting buses. – ABC11.