A train crashes into a tractor-trailer Thursday in Henry County. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

WATCH: Train crashes into tractor-trailer in metro Atlanta

It could’ve been much worse Thursday when a train crashed into a tractor-trailer in Henry County shortly after 11 a.m.


The tractor-trailer, which was carrying a load of candy, got stuck on a track crossing on Ga. 42 South near downtown Locust Grove, according to Henry County Fire Department spokesman Michael Black.

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A train slammed into the truck, scattering its contents. Norfolk Southern and another train carrier were involved, Black said.


However, the driver got out before the crash, and no injuries were reported.

The driver is at fault and will be cited, Locust Grove Police Chief Jesse Patton told Channel 2 Action News, because he ignored signs that warned of low ground clearance at the crossing.

The truck driver in Thursday's crash ignored signs to avoid the rail crossing, according to Locust Grove police. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

“I’d say we get one (truck) a month stuck on this intersection,” Patton said.

Because of the load of sweet stuff, no hazmat crews were needed. Crews from Norfolk Southern and the state Department of Transportation worked to clear the area of debris.

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