— A new report released Wednesday said the worst crash in U.S. history happened in March when a passenger train slammed into a tractor-trailer on a rural road.
The report by the American Civil Liberties Union said a passenger car smashed into a semi-tractor trailer and an overpass at the same time.
The crash was the worst in the country’s history and happened in the rural community of West Chester, Illinois.
The driver was killed.
The passengers in the truck were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
The State Patrol has yet to confirm the death toll.
It’s unclear how many people were on the train when the crash happened, though the accident report said it occurred after the train was stopped and a guard was helping passengers off the train.
It also said that a woman was taken to the hospital with injuries to her back and shoulder.
A woman’s hand was also reportedly crushed in the crash.
It took about six hours for the investigation to get underway, the report said.
It said the investigation was focused on the railroad tracks and the railroad itself, as well as on the safety of workers and passengers.
The accident happened near a major highway and the railroads’ route was altered because of the crash, the state’s attorney general said.
The governor of Illinois called the crash a tragedy.