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BREAKING: Amtrak train, tractor-trailer collide

66 train passengers aboard, truck carrying load of stone

Scene of a collision between an Amtrak train and the bed of a tractor trailer loaded with stone from a quarry near Vermont Route 14 in Sharon late Monday morning

Vermont State Police troopers and members of DMV Enforcement are on the scene of a collision between an Amtrak train and a tractor trailer on Quarry Road near Vermont Route 14 in Sharon.

No injuries have been reported in the crash, which occurred at about 11:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, when the train struck the tractor trailer’s trailer section. The flatbed trailer was carrying a load of stone from the nearby quarry.

The Amtrak train was carrying 66 passengers at the time of the collision.

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement and Safety Division also has responded to the scene.

The investigation into this incident is in its early stages, and no further information is available at this time. VSP will provide updates as the investigation continues.

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6 replies »

  1. Thank God no one is reported to have been hurt or worse at this point in time.

  2. Stupid freaking truckers! We need to rethink the requirements for a commercial CDL to include an IQ and a literacy test.

  3. This time it was AMTRAK. Vermont has a large railway presence in several populated counties. “Mayor Pete” handling of E. Palestine is incompetent. When Vinyl Chloride is burned it forms a new compound in the form of DIOXIN. EPA has not tested for Dioxin because if they did, they would have to declare the windblown “fallout” zone of hundreds of miles a toxic danger zone. Dioxin exposure to 1 part per trillion is enough to cause birth defects and cancers according to the EPA website. Farms in Pennsylvania are being exposed to this plume cloud and livestock, chicken and vegetables now are unfit for consumption. This includes products like milk and cheese because dioxin collects in fat cells in all mammals. According to EPA, dioxin is “persistent” and NEVER becomes neutralized. It remains deadly for hundreds of years. Chernobyl meltdown was less lethal than this railway disaster. That is why states are refusing debris from E. Palestine to be dumped in their neighborhoods. Incompetence kills! Nero fiddles while Rome burns.

  4. I do not see a RR crossing warning sign or gates or anything in the photo. It looks as though a driver comes around the bend and has no clue that a RR track is even there until the driver comes upon it. But I can’t really tell from this photo.
    As a retired trucker, I do not appreciate negative comments until the commenter actually knows what the situation was.