Dump truck struck by train in Cornish

A dump truck and trailer filled with sand was struck by a Union Pacific mixed freight train in Cornish Thursday morning at 10:20 a.m. at 14300 N 4800 W. Cache County Sheriffs Lt. Matt Bilodeau says the truck was headed westbound, and the train southbound at the time of impact. It appears the truck driver, from Preston, didn’t see or hear the train, although Bilodeau says the accident is still under investigation. Bilodeau says the train went into emergency lock, but still hit the truck at about 20 mph and took about a 1/4 mile to fully stop. No one was injured in the crash, but a conservative estimate of damage is approximately $50,000. Bilodeau says the train stayed on the tracks and the Union Pacific will do their own investigation by looking at train video of how many times the horn was used and how quickly the brakes were applied, along with other evasive actions. The dump truck is owned by Lloyd H. Facer Trucking company out of Smithfield.

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