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Dump truck driver stable after crash with train in Huntingburg

Truck and train crash (Source:ISP) Truck and train crash (Source:ISP)
Truck and train crash (Source:ISP) Truck and train crash (Source:ISP)
HUNTINGBURG, IN (WFIE) -

We have an update on the crash involving a dump truck and a train in Huntingburg.

It happened Thursday afternoon at County Road 400 West and Phoenix Drive. 

State Police say 72-year-old James Kluesner tried to drive over the tracks, when his truck became blocked by the stop arms in front of and behind his truck.

Troopers say he got out of his truck and tried to move the top arm up. 

When he realized a train was coming, troopers say Kluesner tried to run back to his truck to drive it off the tracks. 

As he was climbing up the driver's side steps, the train hit the passenger side of the truck.

Troopers say Kluesner was thrown from the truck, and the impact of the crash caused part of the stop arm assembly to break off and fall on top of him. 

He's now in an Evansville hospital, where officials say he is stable. 

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