Semi-truck driver cited after collision with train in Tooele County

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ERDA, Utah (ABC4 News) – Only minor injuries were reported after a collision between a semi-truck and Union Pacific train Friday.

It happened just before 11:30 a.m.

Tooele County Sheriff’s Office said a Union Pacific train hit a semi-truck at the crossing at 6000 North Droubay Road in Erda.

Tooele County Sgt. Shandy Riches said the semi-truck driver stopped at the crossing before he proceeded, but he did not see the oncoming train.

The semi was impacted between the cab and the trailer. According to Riches, the truck was dragged more than 300 yards when it was hit.

 The driver sustained minor injuries. He received a citation.

The two engineers were the only people on the train. They were not hurt in the crash.

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