May 3, 2014 2:45 pm

Motorist charged after crash between semi, train

Semi driver hauling grain collides with CN train west of Landis, Saskatchewan on Friday.

RCMP / Supplied

LANDIS, Sask. – A semi driver who was hauling grain has been charged after a collision with a Canadian National Railway Company (CN) train west of Landis, Saskatchewan on Friday morning.

Before 8 a.m., RCMP were called to a crash between a northbound semi and a westbound train.

Mounties say the semi truck made initial contact with the locomotive and was pushed into the ditch by the train. Both were travelling at a low rate of speed.

Semi driver hauling grain collides with CN train west of Landis, Saskatchewan on Friday.

RCMP / Supplied

No one was injured.

None of the train’s rail cars received any damage, which included cargo box cars and container units.

CN officials examined the track so rail traffic could resume.

A local fire department assisted in the cleanup of a ruptured diesel fuel tank on the semi.

The 56-year-old semi driver has been charged with disobeying a railway stop signal.

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