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In this image from video, a firefighter inspects the scene where a small child was killed when a minivan was struck by a train while a family was waiting to enter a drive-thru Christmas lights display in Fresno, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Police say the van with four people inside was stopped at an intersection when it was hit by an Amtrak train. (Craig Kohlruss/The Fresno Bee via AP)

Child killed when train hits minivan outside holiday display

Dec. 2, 2020 1:18 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A small child was killed when a minivan was struck by a train while a family was waiting to enter a drive-through Christmas lights display in central California, police said. The van with four people inside was stopped at an intersection in Fresno when it was hit by an Amtrak train...

2 engines, 12 cars on freight train derail in New Mexico

Dec. 2, 2020 12:33 PM EST

VADO, N.M. (AP) — Two engines and 12 empty cars that were part of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train derailed in the southern New Mexico community of Vado early Wednesday morning, the railroad said. The train’s engineer was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries and cause of...

NJ Transit adjusts schedule for derailment repairs

Nov. 30, 2020 8:38 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some NJ Transit rail passengers had to adjust their schedules beginning Monday while the railroad continued to make repairs following last week's derailment. North Jersey Coast Line trains were operating on a modified schedule through the week, the railroad said, and NJ Transit also...

Driver charged in fatal North Carolina interstate crash

Nov. 25, 2020 1:23 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Multiple charges have been filed against a man in connection with a fatal crash on an interstate in North Carolina that investigators believe stemmed from a case of road rage, police said. Greensboro police said in a news release on Wednesday that Ryan Casey Donlon, 27, of...

Emergency personnel talk near a derailed train in Perth Amboy, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Multiple cars of a New York City-bound commuter train derailed early Tuesday, leading to delays during the morning rush hour. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NYC-area train derailment hurts no one, snarls morning rush

Nov. 24, 2020 1:52 PM EST

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Eight cars of a New York City-bound commuter train derailed early Tuesday, leading to delays during the morning rush hour. No injuries were reported. The NJ Transit derailment happened in Perth Amboy around 12:20 a.m. as North Jersey Coast Line Train 3292 headed to New York's Penn...

No one injured in freight train derailment in southwest Ohio

Nov. 24, 2020 10:26 AM EST

WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — No one was injured when some cars on a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed Tuesday in southwestern Ohio. The derailment took place around 4:15 a,m. near the intersection of U.S. 127 and Oxford Trenton Road. About 15 cars of the 40-car train came off the tracks. Some of the...

No injuries reported when freight train derails in Baltimore

Nov. 24, 2020 9:24 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — No injuries were reported after 21 Philadelphia-bound freight cars derailed and at least one overturned in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reports that the 109-car train was heading from Avon, Indiana, to Philadelphia when it derailed at about 6:30 p.m. Monday. The derailed cars were either...

Pedestrian struck, killed by light rail train in Portland

Nov. 18, 2020 10:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One person died after running across Interstate 84 and in front of a light rail train in Portland, police said. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the crash happened around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday near the Hollywood Transit Center in Northeast Portland. Portland police officer Melissa...

Tanker truck carrying gas explodes in Mexico, killing 13

Nov. 16, 2020 7:38 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A double-tanker truck carrying liquified cooking gas lost control and flipped on a highway in western Mexico, caught fire and exploded, killing at least a dozen people in nearby vehicles Monday, authorities said. The truck’s driver also apparently died. The other 12 victims...

Freight trucks crash in Maine, killing 1

Nov. 16, 2020 6:28 PM EST

CRAWFORD, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are investigating a fatal crash in which two freight trucks owned by the same company collided. The crash happened just before 6 a.m. Monday in the small town of Crawford in Downeast Maine, police said. A tractor-trailer hauling tissue paper collided with a box truck...