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updated: 12/21/2012 6:01 PM

Chicago-bound train hits tractor in Michigan

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  • Deputies from the Jackson County sheriff's office work at the scene of an accident where an Amtrak train hit a farm tractor near Parma, Mich., on Friday.

      Deputies from the Jackson County sheriff's office work at the scene of an accident where an Amtrak train hit a farm tractor near Parma, Mich., on Friday.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

PARMA, Mich. -- Officials say a Chicago-bound Amtrak train collided with a farm tractor in southern Michigan, delaying the train while authorities investigated the crash.

No injuries were reported following the Friday afternoon collision at a private crossing in the Parma area, about 80 miles west of Detroit.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told The Associated Press the train was heading from Pontiac and carrying 258 passengers and four crew members.

Jackson County Undersheriff Chris Kuhl told MLive.com that the tractor was damaged, but the driver wasn't injured in the collision.

The train stopped just west of the crash scene.

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