By Eli Meixler
May 24, 2018

Two people were killed and 18 others injured when a regional train collided with a truck in northern Italy on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

The train, running on a line that connects the cities of Turin and Ivrea in Italy’s northern Piedmont region, crashed into a freight truck that had broken through a crossing barrier and become stuck on the tracks, according to Italy’s state train company.

The driver of the train was killed, Reuters said, along with the driver of a vehicle accompanying the truck.

Italy’s railway network has seen a series of deadly accidents recently. In Jan., a packed commuter train derailed near Milan, killing three people. In 2016, a head-on collision between two trains in Italy’s southern Puglia region killed 23 people.

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