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Update: Train And Semi Collide In Sullivan County
Updated January 13, 2015 10:56 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(SULLIVAN CO.) - A semi and train collided in Sullivan County just after Noon Tuesday injuring three people.

The injured included the semi driver and two CSX employees.

The accident happened just north of Shelburn in Sullivan County on US 41.

A Sullivan County Sheriff's Deputy stated the semi was traveling north on US 41 when it went through the intersection and struck the train. Witnesses at the scene report warning lights were on when the semi hit the train.

The semi driver, Roberto Arellano, was taken to Sullivan Community Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The two CSX employees were also hospitalized. Jason Underhill was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Sullivan Community Hospital while Laurie Sheer was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of unknown injuries. The deputy stated the back of the train was struck while the CSX employees were riding on the back of the train per CSX protocol.

Arellano told investigators his windshield was dirty and it obstructed his view. He was cited for failure to stop for a train signal.

The semi also struck a vehicle in the northbound lane of US 41 after it hit the train, but no injuries were reported from that collision.

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office reports both northbound lanes of traffic are open but both south bound lanes will be closed for an undetermined amount of time.

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