Semi-truck struck by Amtrak Cascades train in Aurora, no serious - KPTV - FOX 12

Semi-truck struck by Amtrak Cascades train in Aurora, no serious injuries

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The back of a semi-truck was struck by an Amtrak Cascades train in Aurora Monday morning.

Marion County dispatch officials said the crash happened at Ehlen Road Northeast and 1st Street around 7:25 a.m.

The semi-truck carrying 65,000 pounds of paper pulp was traveling east on 1st Street when it was forced to stop on the tracks due to heavy traffic.

Amtrak officials said the Cascade 500 train was heading from Eugene to Seattle with 43 passengers on board at 35 miles per hour before when it hit the trailer.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office said there were no significant injuries in the crash, only a few bumps, bruises and scrapes.

All passengers were taken off the train and were bused to Portland where they could board another train to continue their journey. 

Amtrak said they do not expect any other train delays. The next Cascade train is scheduled for Monday afternoon.

Deputies said the area near the crash will be closed for several hours. Drivers should seek alternate routes.

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