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Truck driver fine after collision with train

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The driver of an 18-wheeler had a close call in Biloxi Friday morning. A westbound CSX train clipped the rear of the truck's empty trailer at the Reynoir Street street crossing.

Police say the truck driver had just made his final delivery and was attempting to turn around when the accident occurred.

"Went to back up, as he backed up and crossed the tracks, the arm dropped down. He tried to get out of the way, but he didn't get out of the way in time and the train clipped the rear of the trailer," said Gerald Forbes with the Biloxi Police Department.

The accident broke the crossing arm and the warning post. The 18-wheeler was from Jackson. No one was injured.

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