A fast-moving Amtrak train carrying 107 people derailed after ramming a truck that reportedly tried to race it through a gateless crossing yesterday. The truck driver and at least 50 passengers were injured.

The train was in "79-mph territory, and I have no reason to believe it would have been going substantially slower than that," Amtrak spokesman John Jacobsen saidd from Washington, D.C.

He said the locomotive and three cars derailed and skidded about 100 yards but the locomotive and the first passenger car stayed upright while the next two cars tipped on their side. Some passengers had to be hoisted from the wreck in metal baskets because the cars toppled into a ditch. AROUND THE NATION Dozens Are Injured When Train Rams Truck at Illinois Crossing

WILMINGTON, Ill.--A fast-moving Amtrak train carrying 107 people derailed after ramming a truck that reportedly tried to race it through a gateless crossing yesterday. The truck driver and at least 50 passengers were injured.

The train was in "79-mph territory, and I have no reason to believe it would have been going substantially slower than that," Amtrak spokesman John Jacobsen said from Washington, D.C.

He said the locomotive and three cars derailed and skidded about 100 yards but the locomotive and the first passenger car stayed upright while the next two cars tipped on their side. Some passengers had to be hoisted from the wreck in metal baskets because the cars toppled into a ditch.