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Tractor-trailer splits in half after colliding with train *VOLUME WARNING*

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. -- A tractor-trailer carrying cotton collided with a train, splitting the trailer in half in Kings Mountain Friday morning. King Mountain police said the accident happened at Battleground Avenue and Oak Street around 7:30 a.m. Friday. Witnesses say it happened in a matter of minutes."We saw the trucker go across the tracks and got stuck, started spinning out, smoking the wheels underneath," said witness Kevin Harlow.The Norfolk Southern train hit the tractor-trailer, splitting the trailer in half and sending the cotton inside across the tracks. There were no reported injuries and no hazardous material on the train, according to a spokesperson from Norfolk Southern.The train was heading north through Kings Mountain when the accident occurred, according to the spokesperson.The Mayor of Kings Mountain said the city has decided to close that intersection temporarily sin

Added: May-5-2012 Occurred On: May-4-2012
By: brrrtmn
Regional News
Tags: tractor, trailer, splits, half, accident, train, usa, carolina
Location: North Carolina, United States (load item map)
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