One fatality confirmed in Amtrak/van crash near Carbondale

JACKSON COUNTY — Investigators from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office are confirming an 18-year-old Marion man died Wednesday when the van he was in was struck by an Amtrak train north of Carbondale.

According to the sheriff’s office, Cody L. Robertson was killed in the crash that occurred near the intersection of Helm Road and Route 51.

Amtrak officials say train 391 was delayed north of Carbondale. There were no injuries to the 16 passengers or crew members.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the crash.