Passengers Describe Experience After Amtrak Train Collides With Truck

Beverly Cantrell - October 17, 2021 12:43 pm


Dozens traveling back home from Texas find themselves in a chaotic scene after an Amtrak train crashes into a truck near Thackerville Friday night.

“We heard this screeching and saw sparks,” Leslie Whelchel, a passenger, said.

Whelchel is one of 110 people who were on board the train. She says the impact left everyone in shock and, shortly after, noticed a man walking back towards them.

“He had blood here on his nose and on his chin and some people were kind of helping him and they had told us that he had fallen down,” Whelchel said.

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