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TRAIN & SEMI COLLIDE NEAR REMSEN

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FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A WEEK, A TRAIN AND A SEMI-TRAILER TRUCK HAVE COLLIDED IN PLYMOUTH COUNTY.

REMSEN FIRE CHIEF KEVIN ORTMANN SAYS FRIDAYS ACCIDENT HAPPENED SHORTLY BEFORE NOON ON HIGHWAY L-14 NORTH OF REMSEN:


OC…..SERIOUS INJURIES. ;16

CHIEF ORTMANN SAYS SOME OF THE CARGO IN THE TRAIN CARS WAS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, BUT DID NOT SPILL:


OC….CORN SYRUP. ;12

ORTMANN SAYS THE FRONT ENGINE OF THE TRAIN STRUCK THE SEMI AS IT CROSSED THE TRACKS.

remsen-semi-train2

IT TOOK A HALF MILE FOR THE TRAIN TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP AFTER THE COLLISION.

THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

LAST WEEK ANOTHER TRAIN AND SEMI COLLIDED AT A LE MARS INTERSECTION.

PHOTOS COURTESY KMEG