A train is stopped following a train collision near Wilmington, Ill., June 5, 2015. The Amtrak train was headed to Chicago from San Antonio and slammed into a semitrailer at a crossing. 
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Amtrak train hits … 70,000 pounds of bacon?


An Amtrak train collided on Friday with a truck carrying 70,000 pounds of bacon, NBC Chicago reported.

The collision occurred in Wilmington, Illinois, a town southwest of Chicago, the station said. The truck was blocking the tracks, though it was not immediately clear why.

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The train, Texas Eagle #22, was headed from San Antonio to Chicago, the station said.

There was no immediate word of injuries, though the truck was split open and its contents spilled.

This article originally appeared at CNBC.com

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Amtrak train hits ... 70,000 pounds of bacon?