A train hit a dump truck this morning at U.S. 31 and County Road 550N near Silgas.
Deputy Chief Matt Lynch with the German Township Volunteer Fire Department says the truck was headed westbound on the county road and stopped at the stoplight with U.S. 31. at about 7:43 a.m.
Unfortunately for the driver, the rear of the truck was still over the railroad tracks when the northbound train came through, striking the dump truck and spinning it about 90 degrees.
The train was carrying brand new cars, Lynch said.
Neither the dump truck driver nor the train conductor were injured in the accident. He said it was lucky that the spinning dump truck did not hit any other vehicles.
The road was still closed for cleanup at about 9:15 a.m.
Lynch said drivers should always make sure not to stop on railroad tracks.