Train hits semi-truck loaded with blasting caps

Train hits semi-truck loaded with blasting caps
No injuries were reported. (Source: Independence Co. Sheriff's Office)
No injuries were reported. (Source: Independence Co. Sheriff's Office)
A crane had to brought in to lift the rail car off the semi. (Source: Independence Co. Sheriff's Office)
A crane had to brought in to lift the rail car off the semi. (Source: Independence Co. Sheriff's Office)

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Independence County emergency crews are on the scene of a train versus semi-truck collision near Batesville.

Glen Willis, director of the county's Office of Emergency Management, tells Region 8 News the semi was loaded with an oxidizer and several containers of blasting caps.

The crash happened around 9 a.m. Monday on Bethesda Road (Highway 106) near Batesville. The roadway is blocked at this time.

Willis said the blasting caps have been safely removed and the scene is secure and safe.

A crane has been called in to lift the rail car and remove the semi.

There were no injuries and no spills, Willis said.

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