UTU member dead in Nevada Amtrak-truck crash

Published: June 26, 2011

Last updated on August 31st, 2017

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.


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