Train hits tractor trailer in Coweta County

8:10 AM, Aug 7, 2013   |    comments
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NEWNAN, Ga. -- A tractor trailer was hit by a CSX train in northern Coweta County Wednesday morning.

The train slammed into the truck at around 5:15 a.m. at Highway 14/29 where Arbor Springs Parkway becomes Sharpsburg McCollum Road.

Dispatchers confirmed that five people were injured and transported to a local hospital.

Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Chata Spikes said the tractor trailer was carrying a load of Sheetrock. The accident also brought down a power pole.

All lanes of Highway 14/29 are blocked as crews investigate the wreck. GDOT estimates it will take several hours to clear the scene.

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