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Semi-truck collides with train in Salt Lake City

Posted at 6:02 AM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 10:03:16-05

SALT LAKE CITY - Authorities are investigating what led a semi-truck and a train to collide in Salt Lake City early Wednesday morning.

According to officials, the semi-truck driver apparently thought they could make it and tried to squeeze between the safety bars when the train hit the tanker.

As a precaution, multiple crews including hazmat, fire and others, were called to the scene near 1950 W. 500 S. in Salt Lake before 6 a.m.

No serious injuries were reported.

Authorities asked drivers to avoid the area.