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Train collides with tractor-trailer in Newark, Del.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Newark police say a tractor-trailer driver has been critically injured when a freight train hit his rig.

The police investigation determined the crossing gate at West Main and Elkton came down on the UPS tractor trailer just before 2:00 p.m.Friday afternoon, and the CSX freight train struck the passenger side of the cab as the driver tried pulling away.

42-year-old Joseph C. Mounts of Felton was trapped in the wreckage, and it took more than 20 minutes before he was pulled out.

Police say Mounts had made a delivery and had gotten back into the truck when a CSX train approached.

He was taken to the hospital where he is listed in critically injured.

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