Three injured after Amtrak train crash in Bentonia: BREAKING

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UPDATE: An Amtrak spokesperson says the train was heading southbound to Jackson and New Orleans prior to the train crashing with the truck. 

Amtrak delayed the train after making contact. 

EMS reports that nobody on board the train was seriously injured, but the locomotive was damaged. 

The freight locomotive from Canadian National was released to bring the passengers to Jackson, and they will now have to get on buses to finish the remaining part of the trip due to the Bonnet Carré Spillway opening. 

Three people are injured after an Amtrak train crashed into a tanker truck in Bentonia Friday morning. 

Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff says the 62 year-old truck driver was crossing Cessna Road when the two collided. 

Sheriff says the driver was airlifted to a local hospital, while the train’s conductor inured his knee and a passenger injured their back. 

We reached out to Amtrak for comment and are awaiting a response. 

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available. 

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