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Train crashes into semi near Parma

Luckily, no one was hurt in the collision, according to dispatchers.
Credit: LeeLee Loder

PARMA, Idaho — First responders are working to clear the scene after a semi truck was struck by a train near Parma Tuesday morning. 

The collision happened at about 10 a.m. at U.S. Highway 95 and Highway 20/26 in Canyon County, near Deb Lane crossing.

An empty semi, a 2000 Peterbilt truck, failed to yield to an oncoming train. The train hit the semi's trailer, causing major damage. The driver, a 65-year-old man from Emmett, was cited. Hazmat crews are on scene for a fuel spill.

The railroad will be closed for an unknown period of time for cleanup.

No one was hurt, according to dispatchers. It's not clear whether the driver of the semi had stopped on the tracks or was attempting to drive across ahead of the train when it was hit. 

Crews are working to clean up the area. Check back for updates.

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