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Train crashes into 18-wheeler

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A truck driver somehow managed to jump to safety just before a fast-approaching train sliced his trailer in half.  

The driver says his 18-wheeler stalled right on the railroad tracks near the intersection of Flournoy Lucas Road and Highway One in far south Shreveport.  

He attempted to re-start the rig, but it wouldn't turn-over.  He was able to get the attention of the train's conductor who was able to slow the train down quite a bit, but was unable to stop it completely.  No injuries were reported.  Traffic was re-routed around the crash site well after sunset.

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