Truck collides with a train in Twin Falls County
Collision took place on train tracks near 3700 N and 3400 E in Kimberly
KIMBERLY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A truck collided with a train in Twin Falls County this afternoon, sending one person to the hospital.
According to Sergeant Ken Mencl of the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office, around 2:30 pm at the corner of 3700 North and 3400 East in Kimberly a dump truck owned by a private company collided with a train, leaving neighbors in the area wondering what exactly happened.
In the incident, the truck was dragged off the road and the train was derailed. The driver of the vehicle was airlifted by Air St Luke’s to a nearby hospital for unknown injuries being reported at this time.
The cause of the incident is currently under investigation by the Idaho State Police, and the area was shut down to traffic for a long period of time, while crews repaired the tracks and cleaned up the area.
The Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office was first on scene and assisted by the Rock Creek Fire Department and Kimberly-Hansen Police Department.
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