One dead after train, tractor trailer collide in Suffolk

Posted at 4:10 PM, Oct 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-05 07:43:01-04

Suffolk, Va. - According to Suffolk police, a tractor trailer and a train were involved in an accident at 1325 Portsmouth Blvd. in the eastbound lanes.

Officials say this occurred at 2:32 p.m Thursday at the tracks leading into O’Malley’s Used Auto Parts & U/C.

Officials say the CSX diesel engine was pulling four railcars loaded with rock.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The train conductor was not injured in the accident.

The CSX engineer and conductor were evaluated at the scene but did not require medical attention.

A CSX crane was brought in to remove the debris from the railroad tracks.

Police are still investigating.