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Train to Jefferson City delayed near St. Louis

Published On: Jan 07 2014 07:56:10 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 07 2014 07:57:09 PM CST

No injuries were reported but Amtrak service to Jefferson City was interrupted after a passenger train struck a tractor-trailer west of St. Louis.

KMOX radio reports the collision happened in Kirkwood a few minutes after the westbound train left downtown St. Louis around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Kirkwood is the first stop on Amtrak's afternoon Missouri River Runner route between St. Louis and Kansas City, with stops in Mid-Missouri.

An Amtrak spokesperson told KMOX there was no significant damage to the train. Crews worked quickly to remove the semi so that the train could resume its trip.

It wasn't clear why the rig was on the tracks. Aerial footage showed the front of the train struck the rig's trailer.


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