Rail service restored

Amtrak has restored full passenger service between Detroit and Chicago, one day after one of its trains slammed into a truck that was stuck on the tracks in southern Michigan.  Wednesday’s accident happened in Jackson County’s Leoni Township, 45 miles south of Lansing. Authorities say 10 people were injured.  Township Public Safety Director Mike Jester tells the Jackson Citizen Patriot that police are citing the truck’s driver for trying to cross railroad tracks without enough clearance. It’s a civil infraction.  There’s no phone listing for the driver, 68-year-old David Zimmer of Saugerties, New York. He was treated for injuries and released from a hospital.  Amtrak says full service was restored Thursday. It had been using alternative transportation for parts of the route.  (AP)

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