Train hits tractor-trailer in Gwinnett

Train hits tractor-trailer in Gwinnett

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Crews cleared wreckage from a train crash in Gwinnett County.
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  • The truck was hauling recycled rubber, police said.
  • West Main Street was blocked at South Lee Street for more than 5½ hours.

A Gwinnett County street has reopened more than 5½ hours after a crash between a train and a tractor-trailer hauling recycled rubber.

West Main Street reopened just after 11:10 a.m., Gwinnett police Cpl. Michele Pihera said. The street had been blocked at South Lee Street since 5:30 a.m.

“The trailer portion of the truck was stuck on the tracks,” Gwinnett police Sgt. Jake Smith said. “The train operator saw the truck and slowed the train, so the impact occurred at slow speed.”

No one was in the truck at the time of the accident, and only minor injuries were reported in the crash.

Norfolk Southern, the operator of the train, is looking into into the incident. 

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