Officials Investigate Train Crash in St. Louis Suburbs

8 years 8 months 1 week ago Monday, August 01 2011 Aug 1, 2011 Monday, August 01, 2011 8:35:00 AM CDT August 01, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- An investigation continues into the crash of a train and a tractor-trailer in suburban St. Louis.

A man sitting in his pickup waiting for the train to pass suffered minor injuries in the accident that happened Monday morning in Maplewood.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the truck got stuck on the tracks and the train struck the rear of the tractor-trailer, sheering off the door of the trailer.

The tractor-trailer then lurched into a pickup waiting at the crossing signal, injuring a 40-year-old man who was a passenger in the pickup.

Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says no one on the train crew was hurt.

 

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