Tractor-trailer is hit by 'second' train in Perry

Police were notified a tractor-trailer had been hit by a train Wednesday morning when the vehicle attempted to cross one of two train tracks about 50 yards apart. The driver was taken to a hospital and released, Police Chief Brian Thomas said.
BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN lmanwarren@opubco.com Modified: April 17, 2013 at 8:38 pm •  Published: April 18, 2013
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— A tractor-trailer hauling rocks was hit by a train while crossing one of two railroad tracks Wednesday, Perry police said.

About 8:45 a.m., the tractor-trailer was eastbound on U.S. 64 when the driver stopped for a northbound train. The train was on one of two tracks about 50 yards apart, Police Chief Brian Thomas said.

When the railroad crossing arms went back up, the truck driver proceeded to drive east. The tractor-trailer was struck by a second train while it was crossing a track. It was dragged 50 yards and flipped over, Thomas said.

The driver was treated at a hospital and released, he said.

The identity of the driver was not made available Wednesday.