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CNN BREAKING NEWS

Amtrak Train Hits Lumber Truck in Georgia, Driver Killed

Aired May 6, 2003 - 10:27   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

DARYN KAGAN, CNN ANCHOR: We want to show you some pictures and tell you about some breaking news we're getting out of southeast Georgia. This is an accident involving -- well -- there we go with the pictures. It's an accident involving an Amtrak train and a lumber truck. It happened early this morning about 7:25 a.m.
Apparently the truck driver has been killed. Also this accident critically injured the train engineer. Three other Amtrak employees and one passenger were also hurt. We're also getting word that up to 30 passengers could have been hurt on board the Amtrak train.

Uncertain right now exactly where the train was going. It was headed south, southbound, carrying 150 passengers.

We will get more on this information and on the story. Our thanks to affiliate WTOC near Savannah for those pictures. Much more on that still ahead.

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