Last updated: June 04. 2014 8:29PM - 1612 Views
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DUNKIRK — Two were injured Wednesday afternoon when a train collided with a tractor-trailer.

According to the Findlay post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at about 1:45 p.m. Clarence F. Jewitt Jr., 57, of Galloway, was driving a green 2000 Kenworth tractor-trailer southeast when he failed to obey a railroad crossing signal and was struck by a southbound CSX train being operated by engineer Jason Eiland, 43, of Delaware, and CSX conductor Daniel A. Pierce, 30, of Findlay.

The train pushed the tractor-trailer more than 800 feet down the track. The tractor-trailer caught fire and caused damage to the train. Jewitt was able to exit the cab and suffered minor injuries.

Rachel Jones, 44, of Sidney, was performing maintenance duties at the side of the track and also suffered minor injuries. Jones and Jewitt were treated at the scene.

Jewitt was cited for failing to yield to active rail grade signals. Neither alcohol nor distracted driving were believed to be factors in the crash, according to the patrol.

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