Amtrak says a small number of passengers have been taken to hospitals after a train carrying about 175 people between California and Chicago derailed in Nebraska.
Amtrak has announced the California Zephyr, which was en route from Emeryville California to Chicago, has derailed near Max, Nebraska early Friday morning.
According to a statement from Amtrak one of its trains carrying 178 passengers has derailed in southwest Nebraska. Amtrak reports, "At about 8:50 a.m. CDT, an agricultural vehicle obstructing the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. (BNSF Railway Co.) tracks caused an Amtrak train to become disabled near Benkelman, Neb., which is near the Nebraska-Kansas border, according to Nebraska TV.
An Amtrak train carrying 178 passengers and crew derailed in southwest Nebraska Friday, according to a statement from the rail line.
No life-threatening injuries were reported but a few passengers were taken to local hospitals, Amtrak said.
The train, the California Zephyr, was en route from Emeryville, California to Chicago, and derailed around 8:50am local time.