Genoa, IL Train And Truck Collision, Jun 1977


Genoa, Ill. (AP) - A collision of an Amtrak train and a truck carrying farm implements injured five persons and derailed the locomotive and three cars, authorities said.
The train was en route from Chicago to Dubuque, Iowa, when the accident occurred Friday night.
Most of the injuries were minor, officials at St. Anthony's Hospital in Rockford said, but one person was hospitalized in a coronary care unit for a possible heart attack.
Admitted in serious condition for observation and testing was JAMES JOHNSON, 56, Chicago, a cardiac patient and an Amtrak employee. Also hospitalized was the driver of the truck, RICHARD BATZEL, 28, of Rochester, Minn.
Others injured were ANANTAS BAILEY, 50, of Chicago; JOHN WILSON, 45, of Chicago, and DOROTHY KALINOWSKI, 53, of South Holland.
Authorities were uncertain how the incident occurred. The train cars, though derailed, remained upright.

Winona Daily News Minnesota 1977-06-26