Semi Struck by Train in Marion County

AURORA, Ore. – Authorities said the back of a semi-truck was hit by an Amtrak train in Oregon.
Lt. Chris Baldridge of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said the collision happened Monday morning in Aurora.

The train was carrying 43 passengers as it was traveling 35 miles per hour. Deputies on the scene said there were no significant injuries, only minor scrapes and bruises were reported by the passengers and the semi truck driver.
The semi truck destined for Vancouver was struck by an Amtrak train traveling from Eugene to Seattle.

The truck was traveling east on 1st Street in Aurora when it was forced to stop on the tracks due to heavy traffic.

Sixty-five thousand pounds of paper pulp was spilled.

Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes for the next several hours.

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