Jul 1, 2022

AMTRAK OHIOANS ON BOARD


AMTRAK OHIOANS ON BOARD

THERE WERE MORE OHIANS ON-BOARD THE AMTRAK TRAIN THAT CRASHED EALIER THIS WEEK IN MISSIOURI. 
A FAMILY FROM THE WAPAKONETA AREA WAS ON THE TRAIN. THREE PEOPLE IN THAT GROUP WERE HOSPITALIZED. ALL OF THEM ARE EXPECTED TO BE OK. THAT'S IN ADDTION THE CHURCH GROUP FROM HAMILTON COUNTY, WHO WAS ALSO ON ABORD. NEW REPORTS FROM THE NTSB SHOW THE TRAIN WAS TRAVELING 87 MILES PER HOUR WHEN IT HIT A DUMP TRUCK. THAT'S JUST SHY OF THE SPEED LIMIT. INVESTIGATORS ALSO SAY THE ENGINEER SOUNDED THE HORN ABOUT A QUARTER MILE FROM THE CROSSING. HOWEVER, THE CROSSING DID NOT HAVE FLASHING LIGHTS OR CROSSING ARMS.


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