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UTU member dead in Nevada Amtrak-truck crash

FALLON, Nev. – An Amtrak conductor was killed and an assistant conductor seriously injured here June 24 when a tractor-trailer combination rammed the side of a double-deck passenger car of Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr in a fiery crash at a highway-rail grade crossing. The crash site is some 70 miles east of Reno.

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Killed was conductor and UTU Local 166 member Laurette Lee, age 68, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.