North Carolina

One dies after train crashes into tractor-trailer, North Carolina police say

One person is dead after a train collided with a tractor-trailer in North Carolina on Wednesday, the Kernersville Police Department said.

Emergency officials responded to the Forsyth County crash at about 3:30 p.m., police said in a news release.

The driver of the 18-wheeler truck was killed in the wreck, but no passengers on the freight train were injured, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.

The driver will not be publicly identified until the coroner notifies the family.

Roads in the area near the collision are expected to remain closed through the night, according to WXII.

Police continue to investigate the wreck, and information on possible criminal charges was not available.

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