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UPDATE: Semi Truck Hits Train in Pasco, Streets Blocked in the Area

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Courtesy: Pasco Police Courtesy: Pasco Police
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Courtesy: Pasco Police Courtesy: Pasco Police
Courtesy: Pasco Police Courtesy: Pasco Police

UPDATE: All streets are back open.

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PASCO, WA - An investigation is underway after a semi hit a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train this afternoon in Pasco.

The accident happened on Oregon Avenue just south of east a street just a few hours ago, fortunately, no one got hurt.

Oregon Avenue between A Street and Ainsworth has been closed and A Street from First Avenue is also closed. there are detours in place.
 
"From what witnesses said, the truck was at a full stop. The railroad crossing arm were down and the truck crept right through the arms into the moving train."said Pasco police Sgt. Rigo Pruneda.

  Police say the semi was dragged along by about 12 to 14 train cars before the train stopped and the driver had to jump into the back seat of the cab as the front was being sucked under by the train.
 
No word yet on what caused the semi to crash into the train.

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PASCO, WA - Pasco Police say a semi truck hit a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train in the area of Oregon Avenue and East A Street.

We have heard the driver of the semi is out of the truck and walking around, no word if there are any injuries.

Oregon Avenue is closed between A Street and Ainsworth. East A Street from 1st Avenue is also closed. Traffic detours are in place.

No word what the semi was hauling or how fast the train was going when it hit the semi, but there is no hazmat situation.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe has now halted all train traffic in the area.

We have a reporter headed to the scene.

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