A train hit a big rig truck north of Chowchilla early Thursday morning, ripping the trucks trailer in half.
There were no injuries as a result of the collision, said officer Marc McWilliams, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.
The collision happened around 4 a.m. when a big rig carrying almonds tried to cross the railroad tracks. The landing extensions on the truck's trailer became stuck on tracks, the CHP said. Driver Alvin Winn, 49, of Chowchilla got out of the truck before the Union Pacific train collided with it.
The impact disconnected the truck from its two trailers and lodged one of the trailers in the front of the train, which stopped about a half-mile from the collision point, the CHP said.
There was minor damage to the train. Alcohol or drugs does not appear to be a factor, the CHP said.
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