WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- One person was killed and more than 60 others injured on Friday when a passenger train was struck by a logging truck in the U.S. state of West Virginia, local media reported.
The accident happened at about 1:30 p.m. Friday (1730 GMT) at the top of Cheat Mountain near the Randolph county in West Virginia, local TV WCHS affiliated with ABC cited emergency officials as saying.
James Wise, director of the Office of Emergency Services in Randolph County, said one person was killed and more than 60 others injured as two passenger cars of the train overturned in the accident.
All of the injured passengers, with the degree of injuries ranging from slightly to critical, had been taken to hospital, he said.
The logging truck failed to stop at a railroad crossing and hit the train with people on board, said John Smith, president of Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad that owned the train.
"My administration is working with all agencies involved to ensure the first responders and emergency managers are receiving the assistance they need," said Governor of West Virginia Earl Ray Tomblin in a statement following the deadly accident.