Truck hit by train

Apr. 30, 2013 @ 06:12 PM

A tractor trailer stopped on Old Charlotte Highway tracks was hit by a train Tuesday afternoon.

N.C. Highway Patrol, Monroe Fire and Monroe Police responded to the accident that involved a CSX freight train, two tractor trailers and five other vehicles.

Police were still investigating what happened, but said it appears that the truck was stopped on the track with other traffic waiting to cross Rocky River Road. As the train approached, the truck driver could not move off the tracks.

One person was transported to the hospital for their injuries. Several others in cars around the truck as it was hit were also treated.

More details as they become available.