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Train crashes into Jeep stopped on tracks near Dunn

Posted March 29

A train crashed into a vehicle that was stopped on the tracks early Tuesday morning near Dunn.

— A train crashed into a Jeep that was stopped on the tracks early Tuesday morning.

The Jeep was stopped on the tracks near Dunn. Harnett County authorities said the vehicle was unattended, but they did not know why it was on the train tracks.

A CSX train crashed into the car and pushed it over. The train did not leave the tracks.

The train's conductor was not injured, and it's unclear if anyone else was involved.

The train was hauling sheets of steel.

Authorities said the train blocked Arrowhead Road.

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  • Edward Anderson Mar 29, 12:59 p.m.
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    The Daily Record has a much better story that actually explains what happened. Yes, alcohol was involved. *sigh* http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/breaking-news/2017/03/29/train-collides-jeep-tracks-dunn/

  • Victor Cruz-Saez Mar 29, 7:41 a.m.
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    If you cannot figure out why you should never stop your vehicle on the railroad tracks, sooner or later you are going to remove yourself from the gene pool.

    Of course, have you heard of any vehicle/train collisions in which the train looses? I have only heard of 1 in the last 10 years.

  • Norman Lewis Mar 29, 7:35 a.m.
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    Is put it in neutral and push too hard a concept? How about call the emergency number at the site for the train company? How about 911 and tell them so they can notify the railroad? Unless this was stolen and abandoned, the driver showed no common sense whatsoever. The only thing worse would have been if they stayed in the vehicle. When the owner is found, reckless endangerment is the least acceptable charge because terminally ignorant is not usable in this context.