Semi driver has crappy day

MABTON – Late Monday morning, a semi-truck pulling a trailer loaded with manure was northbound on Phillips Road and collided with an eastbound train.

The train was 107 cars in length. The train struck the truck at the railroad crossing on SR-22 at about 11:35 a.m. today (Oct. 12).

Yakima County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Bill Splawn said the semi-truck driver attempted to get through the crossing before the train arrived.

The train struck the truck, said Splawn, causing the trailer to become dislodged.

Meanwhile, Splawn added, the load of manure was spilled onto the county roadway. 

The driver of the truck was not injured, however, his truck was badly damaged and the trailer was destroyed.

The driver of the truck was cited for failing to yield at a railroad crossing. 


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