Updated 5:55 pm ET

An Amtrak train collided with a tractor-trailer and derailed on Monday in Halifax, North Carolina, toppling the engine on its side and leaving the car directly behind the engine derailed, and a third car partially derailed. 

The cab of the truck was intact, but the truck's trailer carrying some kind of large load covered in a large blue tarp was destroyed by the force of the impact.

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