Pan Am train, logging truck collide in Livermore Falls

This Pan Am Railways train collided with a truck in Livermore Falls about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
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This Pan Am Railways train collided with a truck in Livermore Falls about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Posted July 23, 2014, at 6:06 p.m.
Last modified July 23, 2014, at 7:36 p.m.

A train and logging truck collided in Livermore Falls on Wednesday afternoon, blocking Main Street to traffic for several hours but resulting in no serious injuries.

The crash happened at 3:15 p.m., when a logging truck traveled into the path of a Pan Am Railways train and was struck, causing it to tip onto its side and lose its load, railroad spokeswoman Cynthia Scarano said late Wednesday afternoon.

The truck was in the railroad crossing when the collision occurred, she said.

Scarano said the train was on its way from Jay to Portland. It was carrying 46 cars, 26 of which were loaded with paper and the rest of which were empty.

She expected the crossing to reopen to traffic Wednesday night, after the truck and logs had been cleared out of the way.

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