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Alcohol likely played a factor in a Sunday evening train and truck crash that severed an Ortonville man’s pickup truck in half.

Christopher Mark LaLone, 46, walked away with only minor injuries and the 20 passengers and engineer aboard the Amtrak train weren’t hurt.

“He is lucky to be alive,” said Lapeer County Undersheriff Bob Rapson, of LaLone.

LaLone was inside his truck on the tracks at the Elba Road crossing when the Amtrak three-car and two-locomotive train crashed into the vehicle about 9:48 p.m.

“The normal speed for passenger trains in that area is 65 mph,” said Canadian National Railway spokesperson Patrick Waldron.

More at  The County Press.

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February 19, 2009 - Posted by | accident messes, Dumb drivers

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