Manitoba

Train derails after crash with gravel truck

A freight train and gravel truck crashed Monday afternoon, causing a minor derailment and sending one person to hospital.
The 25-year-old driver of a gravel truck is charged with failing to stop at a railway crossing after his vehicle collided with a train in Hadashville. (RCMP)

A freight train and gravel truck crashed Monday afternoon, causing a minor derailment and sending one person to hospital.

It happened just before 3:30 p.m. at a rail crossing on Highway 11 in the community of Hadashville, southeast of Winnipeg.

The driver of the truck, a 25-year-old man from Hadashville, has been charged with failing to stop at a railway crossing.

The truck driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The two train operators had minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

There are no traffic control arms at the crossing but there are lights, which were working at the time, RCMP said, adding the tracks were heavily damaged.