One person killed in truck versus train crash


BALLSTON, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A truck and train collision near Ballson Spa has left one person dead according to Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo.

Sheriff Zurlo said the accident happened around noon Sunday on Zepko Lane which extends off of Route 50 towards the train tracks just south of the village. The victim has been identified as Timothy B. Smith, 73, of Ballston Spa who lived on Zepko lane.  

Amtrak sent out the above tweet earlier Sunday notifying customers of a service interruption. The Adirondack Train 69 is the northbound train that runs from New York City to Montreal.

Officials say the Amtrak train originated in New York and was headed to Montreal when it struck the occupied vehicle. There were 102 passengers aboard the train, none of which have any reported injuries.

According to officials, the train stayed on scene for about two hours while a crew appeared to work on it to some extent. It then left around 2 p.m.

Police say the cause of the crash is under investigation at this time.

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