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Train Collides with Garbage Truck South of Bernie, Mo.

The accident resulted in the death of the truck driver.

A train traveling south of Bernie, Mo., on Tuesday morning collided with a waste truck that was on the tracks. Police officials have said the collision occurred near Highway 25 in Southeast Missouri.

Information regarding injuries is still being released, but officials have said that the driver of the truck has died after being flown to a St. Louis hospital.

In response to a similar incident in February, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) issued a series of “Rail Crossing Driving Tips.”

KFVS has more information:

A train collided with a garbage truck in southeast Missouri on Tuesday morning, March 13. Officials said it happened around 7:55 a.m. just off Highway 25 south of Bernie, Mo.

A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper on the scene said the truck and train collided on the tracks. According to Sgt. Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash was deadly.

As of 10 a.m., the train was still stopped during the investigation.

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