Train collides with tractor-trailer in Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN, N.C. — An Amtrak passenger train collided with a tractor-trailer carrying limestone Thursday afternoon in Jamestown.

The accident was reported at the multi-arm railroad crossing at the intersection of Dillon Road and West Main Street shortly before 1:30 p.m.

Deputies with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office said there were 64 passengers on the train, which was traveling to Raleigh.

Three people on the train were injured, though the injuries are believed to be minor, deputies said.

State troopers, who investigated the accident, said the injured were taken to Moses Cone Hospital for treatment.

Amtrak spokesperson Danelle Hunter said the other passengers were bussed to their destinations.

Deputies said the train hit the trailer of the truck, which was hauling limestone.

Troopers said the tractor-trailer was on the tracks stuck behind traffic at a stop light when the train started approaching.

The truck driver attempted to move forward, but was unable to get entirely clear of the tracks before the train struck, troopers said.

Troopers said the driver, who was identified as Julian Lamar Veal of Alabama, was cited for obstructing a railroad crossing.

Dillon Road was blocked to traffic as crews removed the tractor trailer and contents from the roadway.

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