UPDATES: Amtrak Train Derails in North Carolina, Several Injuries Reported
An Amtrak train collided with a truck Monday afternoon in Halifax, North Carolina causing two train cars to derail.
Several people suffered injuries in the accident and no deaths have been reported, according to police.
Charlotte Story, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was riding in the seventh car on the train at the time of the accident.
"There was a massive jerk and we were kind of thrown forward a little bit, and the train came to a sudden stop," she told WRAL. "I couldn't tell you if it was trying to slow down or not. There was no whistle. It came completely out of the blue."
An NTSB team of investigators is headed to the scene. Authorities have closed N.C. Highway 903 and U.S. Highway 301 in both directions at the location of the accident, and a detour has been set up.
The train, which was heading to New York from Raleigh, had stops in several major cities.
Stay tuned to Fox News for updates on the situation.