Train slams into stuck 18-wheeler carrying crane

A couple happens to be at a railroad crossing when a train crashes into an 18-wheeler (Courtesy: David's Garden Seeds And Products YouTube)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A couple says they were sitting at a train track Sunday — on their way from West Monroe, La., to Memphis — when they were firsthand witnesses to a dramatic train wreck with an 18-wheeler. The crash sent fuel spewing into the street and had smoke billowing from the wreckage.

They couple says they noticed a tractor-trailer with a crane on it, stuck on the tracks. The railroad crossing lights came on, and the approaching train’s horn could be heard blaring. That’s when they grabbed the camera, catching the very moment the train smashed into the 18-wheeler.

Luckily, everyone involved in the wreck is reported to be OK. The truck driver reportedly bailed just in time, jumping out and taking off running. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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