1 dead, at least 66 hurt when train, truck collide in West Virginia

(CNN) — A logging truck collided with a passenger train Friday afternoon in West Virginia, killing one person and injuring 66 others, a local emergency official said.

At least 12 people suffered serious injuries, said Randolph County emergency management director Jim Wise. He could not say whether the fatality came from the truck or the train.

The truck struck the train around 1:30 p.m. ET in the county of about 30,000 people in the east-central part of the state, said Shawn Dunbrack, the emergency management director in neighboring Pocahontas County. That county is one of two that were helping Randolph County respond to the incident.

A total of 21 people were moved by ambulance to Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins, according to Wise. Another 45 with less severe injuries were transported to the same hospital.

The crash prompted authorities to close down parts of U.S. 250, from Huttonsville to to the Pocahontas County line, a post on Randolph County’s emergency management Facebook page said.

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