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Yazoo City Train Derailment

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YAZOO CITY, MS (WLBT) - WLBT's Skycopter three helicopter got the best pictures of a Yazoo train wreck, showing how a log truck hit the train with such force it caused four empty cars to just topple over in a curve.

Another truck, a Ford F-150 hit the train from the other side. Both truck drivers suffered minor injuries.

A van slid off the road avoiding the wreck, without injury.

The train crew members, an engineer and conductor were not hurt.

There were no warning lights at the railroad crossing.

The driver of the log truck told the Mississippi Highway Patrol he was traveling under the speed limit of 55 when he hit the train.

The train blocked Highway 3 for over seven hours.

The main line of the Canadian National Railroad was not affected and Amtrak operated through the area with no problem.

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