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Police say truck struck by train had stalled on tracks

Published: Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

STERLING – A semitrailer that was hit by a train early Thursday in west Sterling had an equipment malfunction that immobilized it on the tracks, Sterling Police said in a news release.

No one was hurt when a westbound Union Pacific train struck a semitrailer at 3103 W. Lincolnway. Sterling Police arrived at the scene about 7:09 a.m. Thursday, according to the news release. The crossing is near Casey’s General Store.

The driver saw the train coming and got out in time, sheriff’s detective John Booker said. There was substantial damage to the semitrailer.

The tracks were closed for a time.

The name of the driver wasn’t available.

The Rock Falls Fire Department and CGH Ambulance also responded.

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