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VIDEO: Train pushes big rig a quarter mile after driver ‘went around the crossbuck’

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Video captured in Ohio this week shows a train plowing a big rig down the railroad tracks.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 19, in Mount Victory, Ohio.

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office describes the train vs. truck collision:

The crash occurred at approximately noon at the State Route 31/Main Street crossing. The truck driver, Richard Lavander of Ontario, Canada, attempted to drive around the crossbuck that was down to warn of a nearby traveling train. As the truck went around the crossbuck, an eastbound CSX train struck the truck. The impact separated the truck and trailer, pushing the truck approximately one-quarter of a mile east of the original impact.

Traffic is being diverted from State Route 31 until the wreckage can be investigated and cleared. Two drivers in the train were uninjured, while the driver of the truck was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the truck, Richard Lavander, was cited for disobeying a railroad crossing device.

You can see the video below.

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