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Amtrak train crashes in western Utah; hospital told to expect casualties

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WENDOVER, Utah — An Amtrak train crashed into another train Thursday, and a hospital was told to expect casualties, a spokesman said.

LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City has activated its "mass casualty plan" but no deaths have been confirmed, spokesman Jess Gomez said. The accident east of Wendover happened between 5 and 6 a.m., Gomez said.

The hospital has also sent its helicopter to the scene, he said.

Wendover is in west-central Utah near the Nevada line.