ALTON, Ill. (KMOV) – A driver was killed Sunday when their vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train in the 2900 block of Humbert Road in Alton.
Alton Police believe the driver disobeyed a crossing signal and proceeded through the crossing when the truck was hit by a northbound Amtrak. The train pushed the truck approximately 300 yards down the track before coming to a stop.
None of the 256 passengers aboard the train were hurt. The train is awaiting clearance from emergency personnel before continuing on.
The identity of the driver is being withheld until next of kin is notified.