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Minor injuries reported in Amtrak train crash in Putnam County

An Amtrak train hit a semi-truck carrying drywall near the entrance of Seminole Electric shortly before 10 p.m.

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. — The Putnam County Sheriff's Office urged residents to avoid the area of US Highway 17 following a train crash with multiple injuries Thursday night.

The scene has since been cleared.

Deputies said an Amtrak train hit a semi-truck carrying drywall near the entrance of Seminole Electric shortly before 10 p.m. 

There are multiple ambulances on scene as well as deputies, the Florida Highway Patrol and other first responders. 

Authorities are reporting that there are several patients as a result of the crash. They were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

All cars on the train are upright and there was no derailment, according to deputies.