HURRICANE, W.Va. — An investigation is underway into a train crash in Putnam County involving a semi tractor trailer.

The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday just off of Route 34 in Hurricane in front of Hurricane High School.

The driver of the truck had just dropped off a load of material at a nearby storage facility. The truck was pulling out onto Route 34, crossing the tracks when it was hit.

Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards said the driver didn’t see it coming.

“He said he looked both ways and just didn’t see anything coming,” Edwards said. “The guy behind him saw the train coming and was honking and yelling, of course that didn’t do any good.”

Both the driver of the truck and the driver of the train escaped without injuries. Edwards said minor changes in speed could have been fatal.

“If the semi would have been going just a little bit slower or the train a little bit faster, we could have had a huge difference in outcome,” he said.

The Hurricane Police Department was undergoing an investigation into the crash.

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  • Wixcheew

    I once saw a handwritten sign that said " Bot four sail" on rt 62 near Buffalo The guy was trying to sell
    his Bot I guess??

    • Gran

      Wuz et a slop or a robot?

  • Wixcheew

    They could have said who is you?
    The murder of the English language continues in WVA. Unfortunately no penalties can be issued for this murder! Watch hardcore pawn for more language
    slaughter! That shows to go you that WVA is not the only place where English is mangled. Even in England the language is brutalized
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    in the Gaelic!! So local dialects that
    develop are sometimes valid.

  • JohnR

    I am sure that Boss Hogg and Roscoe P. Coltraine of the Hurricane Police Dept. will solve this mystery in a matter of days.

    • ConservativeRealist

      Enos is hot on the case...

  • ConservativeRealist

    The train always has the right-of-way...choo choo!

  • Don Surber

    Both are correct. Was/were does not matter in this case.

    • Gran


  • leroy j gibbs

    Every one were a critic

    • Habib Haddad

      Maybe he were edumacated at PCC.

  • bjorn

    "No one WAS injured"- not "no one were injured."
    The word "one" is singular. The word "were" goes with a plural noun or pronoun!
    What idiots!!!!!!!!!