ONE person is dead and four others are injured after a train and semi-truck collided, creating a giant fireball on the railway tracks.
The deadly crash involving a Metra BNSF Railway train and a semi-truck unfolded on the tracks near the Clarendon Hills section of Chicago on Wednesday morning.
According to ABC, Metra said a passenger on the train, a woman, was killed in the collision.
Four others on board the train suffered minor injuries, including two passengers, a conductor, and an engineer, per the outlet.
"All of us on Metra and BNSF Railway are devastated by this death and we will be working hand-in-hand with the NTSB to find out what happened," Metra told the outlet.
Shocking footage showed thick black smoke billowing from the crash site.
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The smash caused the truck to roll over and burst into flames.
The train also appeared to have sustained damage, with several windows shattered.
Firefighters said the impact also caused power lines above the truck to catch fire.
A witness told ABC that he saw three people jump out of the box truck moments before the deadly collision.
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The bystander said the people jumped out when a gate came down and hit the box part of the truck.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.
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