BELLEVIEW, Fla. – A train crashed into a semi-truck Monday night in Belleview, leaving a big mess behind.
No one was injured in the crash, which was reported around 9 p.m. in the 6200 block of SE Baseline Road just north of U.S. Highway 27.
Video from News 6 viewer Dratyon Joyner shows the moment the train plowed through the trailer of the truck. It appears as though the traffic safety arms are resting on the trailer of the truck, unable to go down the whole way.
Prior to the collision, the truck can be seen in the video sitting on the tracks as the railroad signal flashes. The train’s whistle can be heard as the locomotive thunders down the tracks.
As the two machines collide, boxes from the trailer can be see getting flung around the tracks.
The train sustained major damage, and the trailer of the big rig was split open.
Debris, including several boxes of food, were scattered across the tracks and roadway.
The road was closed for hours due to a fuel leak from the train. Marion County Fire Rescue asked residents to avoid the area, but people were seen picking up boxes left behind.
The road was later reopened, but the events surrounding the crash are under investigation.