Reports: Cost of February Amtrak train crash about $2.3 million

Published On: May 02 2012 10:11:35 AM EDT
Amtrak train wreck
LEONI TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

Reports submitted to the Federal Railroad Administration estimate that a crash involving a Chicago-bound Amtrak train in southern Michigan in February caused nearly $2.3 million in damage.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot says the reports from Amtrak and Norfolk Southern were posted Tuesday on the Office of Safety Analysis website.

The damage estimate included $2.2 million to equipment, $37,000 to the track and $50,000 to a semi-truck that was stuck on the tracks and hit by the train.

IMAGES: Train hits truck, derails

The accident happened in Jackson County's Leoni Township, 45 miles south of Lansing. Authorities say 10 people were sent to the hospital.

Full service was restored the day after the crash.

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