Train Traffic Back To Normal After Morning Accident In East Nelson

©2011 : A blue truck that was struck by a train early Thursday morning in East Nelson County. The driver was driving beside the tracks in the gravel when hit.

Wingina/Cabell Road
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.

Another vehicle found at the crash scene Thursday morning.

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.


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