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Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 10:20am.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC (AP) -- Passengers on an Amtrak train are back on track after a collision at a North Carolina railroad crossing sliced apart a stuck tractor-trailer rig. Police say the truck got stuck on the tracks around 2 a.m. Tuesday in Kings Mountain, about 30 miles west of Charlotte. Officers tried to notify Amtrak, but were too late and the fully loaded train from Atlanta to New York hit the vehicle and split the trailer apart. No one on the train was hurt. The truck driver escaped before the train hit. The train was delayed for about an hour, then continued its route. Warning signs tell truckers not to try crossing the tracks where the accident happened because of the steep grade. The truck driver was cited for ignoring the warnings. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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