New information on the Amtrak train crash in Avery, Iowa

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 2:15 PM CDT
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AVERY, Iowa (KYOU) - An Amtrak spokesperson says around 11:30 Wednesday morning, an Amtrak train heading to Chicago was involved in an incident with a garbage truck north of Avery, Iowa in Monroe County.

The Iowa State Patrol says Kyle Redinger who was driving the MidWest Sanitation truck was heading east on 160th Street when the truck was hit broadside by the Amtrak train. Police say

Redinger was ejected from the truck and suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to a Des Moines hospital.

The train engineer, Jennifer Harvey suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

The train had to remain on scene until around 6 pm Wednesday night before it was allowed to proceed to its destination.

The train is part of the California Zephyr line and is now back in service.

According to Amtrak guide, the California Zephyr Amtrak route travels between Chicago and Emeryville, California through the scenic Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada.

It also passes through the states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California.

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