The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 11, 2013

Truck, train collide in W.Va., injuries reported


The Associated Press

CHEAT BRIDGE — An emergency services official says a truck has collided with a scenic railway train in eastern West Virginia, and an undetermined number of people have been injured.

Pocahontas County emergency services director Shawn Dunbrack says two passenger cars on the train overturned in the accident at 1:30 p.m. Friday along U.S. Route 250 near Cheat Bridge near the Pocahontas-Randolph county line.

Dunbrack says the rail cars are operated by the Durbin & Greenbrier Railroad.

State police responded to the accident. A call to a state police spokesman wasn’t immediately returned, and a call to the railroad was referred to owner John Smith, who was out of the office and not immediately available.