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Lawsuits Filed Days After Deadly Amtrak Crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first lawsuits have been filed only days after an Amtrak train collision and derailment in rural Missouri that left four people dead and injured up to 150 others. In a federal lawsuit filed Friday, surviving passenger Janet Williams of Dubuque, Iowa, named Amtrak,...
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Amtrak sues owner of truck hit in fatal Missouri derailment

Amtrak is suing the owner of the truck that was hit by a train in Missouri, leading to a fatal derailment. The lawsuit filed Thursday seeks $75,000 from MS Contracting, which operated the dump truck that was struck by a train on 27 June. It alleges that the truck’s driver, Billy Dean Barton II, was aware that it was unsafe to cross the tracks when he did so because he could see that the train was on its way toward the crossing. “Despite the fact that it was unsafe, careless and reckless to do so because of the clearly...
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Railway crossing safety upgrades planned for the next four years in the Ozarks

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - The tragic Amtrak passenger train accident in Mendon, Missouri, this week was yet another reminder of the vulnerability of railway crossings that don’t have lights or crossing arms in place. The train struck a dump truck blocking the crossing, killing four people (including the truck driver) and injuring around 150 train passengers.
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Missouri farmer hopeful changes coming to dangerous railroad crossing

MENDON, Mo. — The U.S Department of Transportation Thursday announced $576 million in federal funding to eliminate dangerous railroad crossings. Mendon farmer Mike Spencer only wishes there was so much interest a week ago. As legal maneuverings begin in the fatal Amtrak Missouri crash. Spencer said there’s no shortage...
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