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Train Hits Pick-Up Truck Stuck on Tracks Near Hermiston

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HERMISTON, OR - Umatilla County Sheriff's Deputies say no one was hurt when a train hit a pick-up truck stuck on a railroad crossing east of Hermiston this morning.

Deputies say 27 year old Juan Martinez got a flat tire on the crossing at E. Highland and Loop Road around 4 a.m. and couldn't get the truck off the tracks. The southbound Union Pacific Rail Road train hit the truck and pushed it about 120 yards before coming to a stop.

Martinez and a 24 year old passenger in the truck were able to get away unharmed.

Martinez has been cited for careless driving.

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