Passenger train, truck collide in North Carolina; several hurt

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In this frame grab from video provided by WTVD-11, authorities respond to a collision between an Amtrak passenger train and a truck, Monday, March 9, 2015, in Halifax County, N.C. According to Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp, none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. (AP Photo/WTVD-11)

A passenger train has collided with a truck in North Carolina, toppling the engine on its side and causing several injuries.

Sheriff Wes Tripp told The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids that the accident occurred around noon Monday.

Tripp didn’t say exactly how many people were hurt. But he said those who were hurt had injuries that didn’t appear to be life-threatening.

The sheriff said the engine was on its side. The car directly behind the engine was derailed, and a third car was partially derailed.

There is no word yet on the condition of the truck’s driver.

The Amtrak train was the Carolinian, which runs between Charlotte, North Carolina, and New York each day.

Report from The Associated Press