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VIDEO: Amtrak train collides with truck

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A woman who witnessed the crash of an Amtrak train with a tractor-trailer in North Carolina says the driver was lingering on the tracks because he was trying to make a difficult right-hand turn on the other side.

Leslie Cipriani of Roanoke Rapids said the tractor-trailer backed up several times Monday as the driver tried to make the turn.

A few minutes later, she said she heard the sound of the oncoming train and saw the cross bars hit the tractor-trailer. The driver then jumped out of the truck.

Cipriani shot video of the noontime crash on her telephone. She says a law enforcement officer was at the scene before it happened, but it wasn't clear whether the officer was there to help the tractor-trailer turn or because he knew the train was coming.

Authorities say several people received minor injuries.

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