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October 15, 2013
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State out of crash lawsuits

The state of Nevada is being released from the lawsuits filed by people injured when a tractor-trailer rig slammed into an Amtrak train near Fernley. The accident happened in June 2011 some 70 miles east of Reno, killing a half-dozen or more, including the truck driver, and injuring more than two dozen other passengers. According to Dennis Gallagher, lawyer for the Nevada Department of Transportation, the state was named as a defendant in nine lawsuits involving a couple of dozen victims. “We are in the process of getting dismissed out, I hope, of all of them,” he told the transportation …

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