Nelson County, Virginia
Train traffic is back to normal Thursday morning after a truck driving beside the tracks was hit around 6:30 AM. “We got the call about 6:38 AM for a train versus car accident off Cabell Road between Warminster and Fish Pond,” Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Chief Curtis Sheets told NCL. WF&R was called to assist other crews from Lovingston and Faber.
Apparently two vehicles, a white truck and a blue one, were being driven along side the tracks when the blue truck hit the train. “The people in both trucks got out without injury and fled the scene,” said Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks. As of 10:30 Thursday morning, the drivers were still at large and had not been located. Sheriff Brooks said the white truck involved had been reported stolen his office earlier in the morning.
The track stayed closed for about 4 hours until the scene was cleared and the investigation completed.