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One in serious condition after train hit garbage truck, Iowa State Patrol says

A Fairfield man sustained life-threatening injuries after a train hit the garbage truck he was driving Wednesday.

MONROE COUNTY, Iowa — The driver of a garbage truck is in serious condition after his truck was hit by an Amtrak train Wednesday.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, 33-year-old Kyle Redinger of Fairfield was driving across the railroad tracks when the train hit the truck. He was ejected from the truck and sustained life-threatening injuries. He was then airlifted to Mercy Hospital.

Redinger was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident according to the crash report.

The train's engineer, Jennifer Harvey also had minor injuries but did not go to the hospital.

The crash occurred around 11:30 a.m. on 160th Street east of 695th Avenue northeast of Albia.

The train was stopped for several hours. It is now back in service and running around five hours late according to Amtrak.

The crash remains under investigation.

Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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