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Train cars derail near Burke County line

Special to SEGAZINE

Emergency crews respond to a train derailment near the Burke County line on Mike Padgett Highway.

A train derailed Tuesday near the Burke County line on Mike Padgett Highway after being hit by a tractor-trailer.

The train was westbound near the county about noon when the northbound tractor-trailer was unable to stop, according to Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Ramone Lamkin. The driver jumped out of the truck’s cab and the semi hit the train, causing several cars to derail. 

The Augusta Chronicle.

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