What was to be a five-hour trip between Chicago and St. Louis turned into a 14-hour ordeal for passengers aboard an Amtrak train due to a truck accident and the derailment of a freight train.
The train left Chicago late Monday with 150 passengers and returned to the city early Tuesday.
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Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said the train was first stopped for four hours near Joliet due to a truck accident. The train was forced to stop a second time near Dwight because of a derailment.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department says a mechanical error with the rails caused a Union Pacific train to leave the track. Nine cars carrying corn were derailed.
After the Amtrak train returned to Chicago, passengers were put on buses to get to their destinations.