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1 dead in Amtrak train, FedEx truck crash in Georgia: Police

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A FedEx truck driver was killed when he hit a sign

A FedEx truck driver was killed when he ran a stop sign and collided with an Amtrak train in west Georgia on Nov. 28, police said.

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The driver of a FedEx truck has died after running a stop sign and crashing into an oncoming train, Georgia state troopers said.

The fatal collision happened around 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, in Haralson County, according to the Georgia State Patrol and WXIA.

Investigators said the truck driver was southbound on J. Davis Road and drove past a stop sign on the railroad tracks. An oncoming Amtrak train struck the truck on the driver’s side, sending it half a mile down the tracks before coming to a stop, police said and news outlets reported.

The train was moving from New York to New Orleans with 55 passengers on board, WAGA reported, citing Amtrak officials. No one else was hurt.

The driver of the truck, who has not been publicly identified, died at the scene, according to the Haralson County Coroner.

FedEx and Amtrak did not immediately respond to a Nov. 29 request for comment from McClatchy News.

Authorities said the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Haralson County is located approximately 55 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta.

Thanasia is a real-time national reporter based in Atlanta covering news from Georgia, Mississippi and the Southeast. Its division is retail and consumer news. She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University and joined McClatchy in 2020.

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