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4,000 gallons of fuel spilled in truck-train collision

Created: 04/28/2014 1:06 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

BNSF Railway Company says a tanker truck got stuck on train tracks near Jarales on Sunday evening, causing a train collision and fuel spill.

According to BNSF spokesman Joe Faust, the tanker got stuck at the Jarales Road crossing and was struck by a train going around 20 mph.

The truck spilled about 4,000 gallons of fuel onto the ground, but state police say the surrounding community was not threatened.

A BNSF remediation team responded to the scene and cleaned up the fuel. The scene was cleared in about three hours.

Faust said the truck driver suffered non-life threatening injuries during the collision. The train crew was not injured.


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