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No injuries after train wreck, police say
Police say no one was injured this morning when a train collided with a tractor-trailer in Caroline County.
The incident occurred at about 9 a.m. near the Woodford Post Office, said Sheriff Tony Lippa.
Train traffic was delayed while they worked to remove the truck and ensure the tracks are safe, but no vehicle traffic was affected, Lippa said.
Maj. Scott Moser said the driver was attempting to go over the tracks along a private dirt road when it was struck by the train.
The train had 82 passengers and was headed toward Newport News from Boston, said Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds.
She said the train will continue on to Richmond where the passengers will be given alternate transportation.
The incident remains under investigation, Lippa said, and it’s unclear whether there will be any charges.