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Driver cited after train, SEMI crash in Union Co., Ill.

No injuries were reported after a train hit a SEMI truck trailer in Union County, Ill.
No injuries were reported after a train hit a SEMI truck trailer in Union County, Ill.(KFVS)
Updated: Oct. 6, 2020 at 3:51 PM CDT
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UNION COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Multiple crews responded to a crash involving a train and a semi-tractor trailer in Union County, Illinois on Tuesday, October 6.

The crash happened at 11:30 a.m. on a private railroad crossing near Foster Loop Road and Route 3. This is between Wolf Lake and Ware.

According to Illinois State Police public information officer, Trooper Josh Robinson, there is a stop sign, but no lights or cross arms.

The train was going northbound.

He said the driver of a 1995 white Mac truck tractor with a grain trailer, 24-year-old Devin Salyers of Wolf Lake, couldn’t see clearly toward the train tracks because trees blocked the view.

Trooper Robinson said the Salyers may have underestimated how long it would take him to get going with a full load.

The train came and cut the trailer in half.

The Heartland News crew saw the truck was on one side of the tracks and the trailer was on the other. It appeared the SEMI was hauling corn.

The Union County Sheriff's Office said a train hit a semi-tractor trailer at Foster Loop Rd....
The Union County Sheriff's Office said a train hit a semi-tractor trailer at Foster Loop Rd. and Rte. 3. (Source: Google Maps)((Source: Google Maps))

According to the sheriff’s office, no one was hurt in the crash.

Trooper Robinson said the train was not derailed in the incident.

No injuries were reported after a train hit a SEMI truck trailer in Union County, Ill.
No injuries were reported after a train hit a SEMI truck trailer in Union County, Ill.(KFVS)

The driver was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

Union County Ambulance, Ware-Wolf Lake Fire Protection District, Illinois State Police and the Union County Sheriff’s Office were on the scene.

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