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Truck-Train Crash Results in Road Closure
Posted on: 10/17/2013
By  Mike Cullums
 
State Route 7 at Moore’s Junction, south of Marietta, was shut down in both directions for about 2 ˝ hours yesterday after a semi-tractor-trailer collided with a CSX train.
 
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the crash happened about 11:30 AM when the big rig was leaving Marietta Industrial Enterprises at 17943 State Route 7. 
 
The driver, 36-year-old Harold Young of Little Hocking, was leaving the property when he drove across the tracks into the path of the train.  The force of the collision knocked the semi into the side of a building. Two propane tanks at the site were damaged but did not explode.
 
When the train stopped after the collision, the cars it was hauling blocked all four lanes of the highway.
 
Young was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital by a Warren Township Rescue Squad, where he was treated and released. No one onboard the train was injured.
 
In addition to the Patrol and the Warren fire department, Marietta firefighters and the sheriff's deputies assisted at the scene.
 
The Patrol says because the crash occurred on private property, no citations will be issued, but Young is considered to have been at fault.
 
Route 7 reopened just after 2 PM Wednesday.
 
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