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Train Hits Semi Truck In Athens

Train Hits Semi-Truck

ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Athens Police say a train collided with an 18-wheeler on Ray Long Road this afternoon.

The driver of the truck, Mitchell Carl Thomas of Lester, was injured in the crash.  Athens Fire and Rescue extracted Thomas from the cab of the truck.

Thomas was transported to Athens Limestone Hospital by Athens Limestone Ambulance service.

Witnesses at the scene told officers the truck pulled in front of the train.

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