Dump truck hits freight train in northern Michigan; 1 hurt


Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

WELLS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a dump truck hauling an excavator crashed into the side of a freight train in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, causing some of the train's cars to derail.

The crash happened Thursday in Delta County's Wells Township. State police say the truck driver was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries.

Police say the truck was on a road that slopes downhill when it apparently couldn't stop and struck the Canadian National train, which was crossing the road.

The truck driver avoided hitting other vehicles that were stopped at the train crossing before colliding with the train.

Police say lights, a gate and an audio tone were activated at the crossing at the time of the crash. Additional details weren't immediately released.

The crash is under investigation.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

U.S.
The Associated Press

    STAY IN THE KNOW

    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast