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18-Wheeler and Train Involved in Crash in Washington County, Georgia

September 09, 2019

WASHINGTON COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at, a train and an 18-wheeler crashed into one another in Sandersville, Georgia.*  

Per the Georgia State Patrol, a train was heading north at nineteen miles per hour and hit into the 18-wheeler after the semi-truck ran a stop sign on Georgia J. Lyons Parkway.

According to officials, the tractor-trailer was going westbound on Georgia J. Lyons Parkway approaching a railroad crossing. The driver of the semi reports he did not realize that there was a train heading in his direction.  The semi driver asserts that he stopped at the stop sign and then proceeded through the tracks.  A train going northbound on the tracks then slammed into the driver’s side of the semi-truck, per the police report.  

The tractor-trailer was transporting car batteries and as a result of the accident, battery acid spilled out onto the road.  The Georgia State Patrol had to call a hazmat team to the accident site to clean up the battery acid.

The driver of the truck was issued a citation for “failing to yield,” per a trooper with the Georgia State Patrol Post 33-Milledgeville.  There were no injuries that were sustained in the accident.

There are no further details on the crash at this time.  The accident remains under investigation.

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