UPDATE: Truck Inspected Before it Hit Train in W.Va.

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

UPDATE 10/14/2013 3:55 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A state agency spokesman says a logging truck that collided with a sightseeing train in West Virginia was inspected about two days prior to the accident and no problems were found.

Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina says the truck's cab was severely damaged. That will make it difficult to reconstruct the brakes to determine whether they were a factor.

The truck's driver was killed and 23 people were injured when the collision occurred on Cheat Mountain on Friday. Messina said Monday that four people remained hospitalized as of Sunday night.

The Public Service Commission is investigating the accident because it involved a logging truck.

Messina says the accident didn't meet the National Transportation Safety Board's criteria for investigating during the partial government shutdown.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - An emergency services official says one person was killed and more than 60 others were injured in a collision between a logging truck and a train taking passengers on a scenic tour in eastern West Virginia.

Randolph County emergency services director Jim Wise says at least three people were critically hurt.

Wise says 21 were taken to a local hospital by ambulance and 45 others were taken there by bus with lesser injuries.

Pocahontas County emergency services director Shawn Dunbrack said two passenger cars on the Durbin & Greenbrier Railroad train overturned in the accident at 1:30 p.m. Friday along U.S. Route 250 near the Pocahontas-Randolph county line.

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