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Train strikes semi-truck in Miami-Dade County

Crash causes truck to leak fuel, authorities say

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(Miami-Dade Fire Rescue)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A train struck a semi-truck Wednesday morning in Miami-Dade County, authorities said.

The crash was reported just after 8:30 a.m. in the area of Northwest 31st Avenue and North River Drive.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said crews arrived to find that the side of the truck and hood had been struck, causing the truck to leak fuel.

No injuries were reported.

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A hazmat team remained at the scene mitigating the leak until officials with Miami-Dade County Environmental Resources Management arrived.

"MDFR advises motorists to remain vigilant when approaching railroad crossings," a MDFR spokesperson said in an email. "Do not stop no less than 15 feet from a railroad crossing and proceed only when safety signals have indicated that you can do so."


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