Farm tractor driver dead in holiday crash with Amtrak train

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WYANET, Ill. (AP) _ Authorities say a man aboard a farm tractor has died after a holiday crash with an Amtrak train in Illinois’ Bureau County.

The crash occurred Thursday in Wyanet, near Princeton, in north-central Illinois.

The train was heading to Quincy from Chicago when it struck the tractor. No injuries among the 180 train passengers were reported, although a crew member was hurt. The tractor was towing a tank of anhydrous ammonia, a type of fertilizer.

TV station WQAD quotes a friend as saying the tractor driver may have been looking back at the tank when the train hit.

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