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Watch as a truck hauling a wind turbine blade gets pulverized by a train


A passerby captured video of the moment that a truck hauling an oversized load was struck by a train in Texas.

The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, August 29, in Luling, Texas.

The truck was hauling a wind turbine blade north on U.S. Highway 183 and was stopped blocking a railroad crossing as the crossing arms lowered onto the blade.

In video captured at the scene, you can hear the train approach and see a person leap into an escort vehicle in front of the semi.

The semi moves forward, but not fast enough to avoid the oncoming Union Pacific train, which slams into the blade and then rolls the truck over onto its side.

According to local news outlet KSAT, no one was injured, but three vehicles and a commercial building were damaged.

The crash is still under investigation.

Check out video of the crash below.


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