One killed in truck vs. train crash in Alton, IL

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Alton train crash 031515ALTON, IL (KPLR)-Alton police confirm that one person is dead after a pick-up truck was struck by an Amtrak train at the Humbert Road crossing Sunday morning.  The driver of the truck was killed.

Amtrak says the train was carrying 230 passengers and 12 employees at the time of the accident.

The scene is north of Homer Adams Parkway. The truck reportedly drove through the railroad crossing signal.

The Amtrak train was bound for Chicago, IL. No one on the train was injured.

According to officials the track was cleared at 1:30 pm, with Union Pacific Railroad making track repairs.