One dead, 60 hurt as tourist train, truck collide in West Virginia

 Tuesday, October 15, 2013


One man was killed and more than 60 people were injured when a logging truck collided with a tourist train on Friday in the remote Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, the governor’s office said. The diesel train carrying at least 60 passengers, was about 50 minutes into its crawl through dense spruce forests in the high country wilderness when the collision occurred at 1:30 p.m. near Cheat Bridge, said Amy Shuler Goodwin, spokeswoman for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. The crash at the border of Randolph and Pocahontas counties, resulted in two of the train cars overturning, killing the man, believed to be the driver of the truck, she said. "Two of the cars actually had flipped," Goodwin said. It was not immediately known how many cars the engine was pulling.