Truck firm faces paying millions in Amtrak crash

FILE - In this June 24, 2011 file photo, burned Amtrak passenger cars are left after the train was struck by a semitrailer near Fallon, Nev. A federal jury in Reno on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 awarded $4.5 million to Amtrak and $210,777 to Union Pacific Railroad for damages resulting from John Davis Trucking Co.'s negligence when one of its trucks slammed into the side of the passenger train. U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben has put the judgment on hold until Sept. 29 to consider adding up to another $1 million or more in attorney fees and interest to the award to the railroad companies. (AP Photo/Reno Gazette Journal, Liz Margerum, File)

RENO, Nev.


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