Train, flatbed truck collide in Thorsby

Published 8:12 pm Tuesday, June 29, 2010

By Justin Averette

A train collided with a flatbed truck Tuesday afternoon in Thorsby.

The accident happened at approximately 2 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 31 and Chilton County 623 near Georgia Pacific.

No one was injured in the accident. Thorsby Police Chief Rodney Barnett said the train’s conductor and engineer said the driver never stopped.

“They have to stop, look and listen,” said Barnett. “Nobody’s injured, and that’s a good thing.”

The truck was traveling north toward U.S. 31 when the train hit it. The truck’s bed was knocked off the track and turned nearly 90 degrees.

CSX officials were on the scene of the accident. The truck was marked as belonging to Maverick Transportation LLC.