No injuries after stalled truck hit by train in Fancher

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 June 2024 at 1:13 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

MURRAY – A train from Genesee Valley Transportation hit a flatbed tow truck at about noon today. The truck from A & M Transmissions and Complete Automotive Center had just left a parking area north of the railroad tracks when the truck stalled on the tracks as a train was rounding the bend to the east.

The train hit the front side of the truck which then was pushed into a railroad crossing sign, knocking it down.

A state trooper on the scene said the driver of the truck initially was “shaken up” but is OK. No one else was injured  and no violations will be issued, the trooper said.

The train is expected to be stuck on the tracks, blocking Fancher Road (Route 387) for extended period of time while GVT waits for a mechanic to fix an air leak in the engine.