Amtrak train headed for Chicago hits tanker truck in Texas

An Amtrak train bound for Chicago is stopped in Texas after striking a tanker truck Thursday afternoon.

An Amtrak train bound for Chicago is on the move again after striking a tanker truck near Dallas, Texas.

The tanker truck burst into flames, killing the driver. Amtrak said no passengers were seriously injured.

The No. 22 Texas Eagle from San Antonio to Chicago makes several stops in Illinois, including Springfield, Bloomington and Joliet.

The train's arrival into Chicago on Friday will be delayed about five hours, an Amtrak spokesperson said.

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