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Amazing video: Truck driver escapes just before freight train slams into semi

Happened Friday in Pendleton
Posted at 11:20 PM, Oct 09, 2020

PENDLETON — The amazing thing is, no one was hurt.

You would never have thought that was the case after viewing the video of a train-truck crash in Pendleton at East Madison Avenue and State Road 67 on Friday.

Train strikes semi-truck stuck on train tracks in Pendleton

Video provided by: Jason Asberry

For some reason, the semi became stuck on the tracks at a crossing as a freight train approached.

The truck driver managed to get out before the train slammed into it, pushing the cab well down the tracks. Both the train and the cab caught fire.

All of this left a mess, which was cleaned up by the Pendleton Fire Department and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

And again, there were amazingly no injuries.