Train slams into truck carrying bricks in western Indiana


By: Jon Zimney

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A freight train has slammed into a truck that was hauling a load of bricks when it became stuck on the tracks in western Indiana.

The Tribune-Star reports that no one was hurt in Friday’s accident, which took place on a Sullivan County road outside of Farmersburg, about 15 miles south of Terre Haute.

Police say the driver of the truck made a wrong turn after leaving the Brampton Brick Factory and became stuck on the CSX tracks. The driver was able to get out of his truck before the impact and called 911.

The CSX train engineer activated an emergency break, but could not stop the 80-car train in time.