Train splits 18-wheeler carrying bottled water in Richmond

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Train splits in half 18-wheeler carrying bottled water
It's amazing no one was hurt. Here's the scene captured by SkyEye after a train slammed into the side of an 18-wheeler in Richmond.

RICHMOND, Texas (KTRK) -- An 18-wheeler hauling bottled water was destroyed Wednesday after it became stuck on a downtown railroad crossing and was struck by an oncoming train.

It happened in the 100 block of North 2nd Street at Calhoun.

No one was hurt in the crash, according to Richmond police.

Officers received a call about the struck 18-wheeler minutes before the crash, which was caught on camera.

WATCH: The moment a train crashed into an 18-wheeler hauling bottled water

The officer was responding to the call about a truck that was stuck on the 2nd Street railroad crossing when he captured video of the train slamming into the trailer loaded with bo

Authorities expected the crossing to be closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the mess left behind.

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