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Train Hits Dump Truck North Of Columbus
Updated October 28, 2016 7:44 AM | Filed under: Accident
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Photo courtesy of German Township Volunteer Fire Department.
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A train struck a dump truck north of Columbus Thursday morning at County Road 550N and U.S. 31. Photo courtesy of German Township Volunteer Fire Department.
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Photo courtesy of German Township Volunteer Fire Department.

(COLUMBUS) - A train struck a dump truck north of Columbus this morning at U.S. 31 and County Road 550N near Silgas.

Deputy Chief Matt Lynch with the German Township Volunteer Fire Department says the truck was headed westbound on the county road and stopped at the stoplight with U.S. 31. at about 7:43 a.m.

Unfortunately for the driver, the rear of the truck was still over the railroad tracks when the northbound train came through, striking the dump truck and spinning it about 90 degrees.

The train was carrying brand new cars, Lynch says.

Neither the dump truck driver nor the train conductor were injured in the accident. He said it was lucky that the spinning dump truck did not hit any other vehicles.

The road was still closed for cleanup at about 9:15 a.m.

Lynch says drivers should always make sure not to stop on railroad tracks.



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