Train-Semi Collision

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

It was a close call for a South Carolina trucker Sunday when his semi-trailer was hit by a train.

The collision happened around noon just west of Adams in northern Gage County. The crash shut down Nebraska Highway 41 for about 2 hours.

Sheriff's deputies say the truck was driven by 44-year-old Terrence Walker of Charleston, South Carolina. Deputies say Walker was unable to stop as railroad cross arms dropped.

Walker says he tried to reverse the truck, but it was hit on its left side by a Burlington-Northern Santa Fe locomotive.

Walker escaped injury in the crash.

The train's engineer says he sounded the train's horn and applied the breaks when he spotted the semi, but was unable to avoid the collision.

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