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Amtrak train hits...70,000 pounds of bacon?

An Amtrak train collided on Friday with a truck carrying 70,000 pounds of bacon, NBC Chicago reported.

The collision occurred in Wilmington, Illinois, a town southwest of Chicago, the station said. The truck was blocking the tracks, though it was not immediately clear why.

The train, Texas Eagle #22, was headed from San Antonio to Chicago, the station said.

There was no immediate word of injuries, though the truck was split open and its contents spilled.

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