Train hits truck hauling jet fuel

Train hits truck hauling jet fuel
According to state police, Richard T. James, 72, of San Antonio, Texas, got out of the truck. He was later transported by ambulance to Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston with possible minor injuries. He was driving for KCCS Inc.

HERMISTON, Ore. - A big rig hauling 10,000 gallons of jet fuel in two cargo tankers collided with a train Monday, Oregon State Police said.

No one was seriously hurt.

The truck crashed first, overturning off Highway 730 south of the Oregon/Washington border.

The rig and trailers came to rest on their sides, on the railroad tracks, at the bottom of an embankment.

One train in the area stopped.

Another couldn't.

"The major damage occurred to the truck," state police report.

The 72-year-old trucker from Texas got an ambulance ride for possible injuries but got clear of the truck before the train hit.