Three Killed When D.C.-to-Boston Amtrak Train Hits Vehicle in Massachusetts

Train was headed from D.C. to Boston when the accident happened in Mansfield, about 25 miles southwest of Boston.

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    An Amtrak train hit a truck that was apparently driving on train tracks late Sunday in Massachusetts, killing three people, authorities said.

    The train was headed from D.C. to Boston when the train struck the vehicle on the tracks around midnight and traveled another three-quarters of a mile before stopping, the Boston Globe reported.

    The crash happened in Mansfield, about 25 miles southwest of Boston. There is no crossing in the area of the crash, where the speed limit on the tracks is 125 mph, the Globe reported.

    The accident forced Amtrak to temporarily cancel some service to and from Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, on Monday morning.

    Authorities had previously said that two died in the crash. Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for the Bristol County district attorney, confirmed the new details Monday.

    Miliote says officials are still working to identify the victims, and that investigators are expected to be at the site most of the day probing the crash.

    None of the train's 180 passengers and crew members were injured.

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