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1 dead after crash involving Amtrak train, dump truck in Suffolk

Posted at 11:39 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 23:43:09-04

SUFFOLK, Va. -- One person has died after a crash involving an Amtrak train and a dump truck at the intersection of East Washington Street and Moore Avenue in Downtown Suffolk Thursday night.

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews are currently on scene investigating, according to WTKR.

The call came in at 7:54 p.m.

The train did not derail, authorities say.


An Amtrak spokesperson said 60 customers were on the train at the time of the crash. While it was originally reported there no injuries to customers or crew members, it was confirmed that one adult male passenger was taken to the hospital with a minor injury.

Emergency personnel have continued to monitor the other passengers after the crash.

The train originated in New York and was heading to Norfolk. Service has been temporarily suspended.

Amtrak officials have made arrangements for a bus to offload the passengers from the train and take them to the Amtrak station in Norfolk.

The identity of the victim will be released once authorities have notified the next of kin.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

This story will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.