Amtrak passenger train derailed in Colorado after hitting milk truck

Emergency responders look over an Amtrak train derailment on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024 near Keenesburg, Colo. ( KMGH via AP)


A close call for passengers on board Amtrak’s California Zephyr as it rolled along in northern Colorado Monday night.

The train, filled with 69 passengers, hit a milk truck that was on the tracks about 35 miles northeast of Denver near the town of Keenesburg and some of the cars decoupled. One Amtrak worker was seriously hurt in the incident.

The truck driver was not seriously hurt and is considered to be at fault in the accident.

The Zephyr was on a run between Chicago and to the San Francisco Bay Area.