Driver cited after train hits semi loaded with canned goods in Oldham County
The reason the semi should not have been crossing the tracks.
CRESTWOOD, Ky. (WDRB) -- Oldham County authorities say a semi driver was cited for causing a train crash in Crestwood early Tuesday.
The train hit the semi about 3:30 a.m., after the truck got stuck on the tracks on Railroad Avenue. The semi driver wasn't injured, but he was cited for disregarding a traffic control regulation. He will likely pay a fine, but there is no word on the amount.
There are bright caution signs that warn trucks with low chassis not to cross the tracks, but South Oldham Asst. Fire Chief Kevin Parker says trucks are getting stuck on train tracks in that area often, and many are cited for ignoring the warning signs.
The train was carrying a load of canned goods that spilled on to Railroad Avenue and along Highway 146. Parker says the driver was heading to a drop off site in Nashville when the crash happened.
Oldham County Police say the health department condemned the soup, so it will not be salvaged or used for consumption.
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