Train and semi collide in Erie Twp., truck driver injured - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

breaking news

Train and semi collide in Erie Twp., truck driver injured

ERIE, MI (Toledo News Now) -

The intersection of Telegraph and Lakeside Road was closed Sunday evening after a train hit a semi truck hauling corn.

The fire chief says there are two train tracks there.

One train was already stopped on one set of tracks, but it was not blocking the crossing.

The fire chief says the driver of the semi truck couldn't see the train coming in the other direction as he turned onto Samaria Road.

The train pushed the cab of the truck a quarter of a mile north.

The driver was knocked out of the cab, and found lying in a pool of water, unconscious.

"I heard a loud noise, looked right out the window and instantly saw the semi get hit by the train. There was another train that was blocking his view. So, that's why he couldn't see it when he turned. And he hit it, I seen the whole thing," said a witness who called 911.

The fire chief did not know if the gates were working at the time of the crash.

The driver of the semi was taken to hospital, no word on his injuries tonight.

Mobile users, click on the "video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • PBM's discussed during meeting at Capitol

    PBM's discussed during meeting at Capitol

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:06 PM EST2018-02-22 04:06:00 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:30 PM EST2018-02-22 04:30:16 GMT
    Pharmacists and supporters went to the old Arkansas Supreme Court chamber in the state Capitol Wednesday to ask for legislation dealing with pharmacy benefit managers. (Source: KARK)Pharmacists and supporters went to the old Arkansas Supreme Court chamber in the state Capitol Wednesday to ask for legislation dealing with pharmacy benefit managers. (Source: KARK)

    A group of pharmacists spent their Wednesday at the state Capitol in Little Rock, battling for changes in drug reimbursement rates as lawmakers plan for a possible special session on the matter. 

    A group of pharmacists spent their Wednesday at the state Capitol in Little Rock, battling for changes in drug reimbursement rates as lawmakers plan for a possible special session on the matter. 

  • Brookland School District prepares for major tournament

    Brookland School District prepares for major tournament

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:29 PM EST2018-02-22 03:29:11 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:02 PM EST2018-02-22 04:02:35 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Brookland School District is preparing for possible parking issues during the basketball 4-A State Tournament that expected to attract more than 10,000 people to the Bearcat Arena.

    The Brookland School District is preparing for possible parking issues during the basketball 4-A State Tournament that expected to attract more than 10,000 people to the Bearcat Arena.

  • Students use app to reduce litter on school campus

    Students use app to reduce litter on school campus

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:02 PM EST2018-02-22 03:02:13 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-02-22 04:00:42 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    EAST Lab students at the Westside School District have found a way to track and reduce the litter on their campus simply by using an application. 

    EAST Lab students at the Westside School District have found a way to track and reduce the litter on their campus simply by using an application. 

Powered by Frankly