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Music City Star, Dump Truck Collide In Hermitage

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No passengers were hurt when the Music City Star commuter train collided with a dump truck in the Hermitage area on Tuesday morning.

The crash happened around 7:15 a.m. at the railroad crossing between Old Hickory Boulevard and Central Pike. The driver of the dump truck was taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries.

The conductor told police the trucker had ample time to move, but did not. It wasn't clear whether police were able to talk to the truck driver before he was taken to a hospital.

The train was headed to downtown Nashville with two crew members and 216 passengers. No one on board the train reported serious injuries. 

Police said the crossing lights were working.

The Regional Transportation Authority sent another train to the scene to pick up the passengers, and a bus was sent to Hermitage and Donelson train stations to pick up the other train riders who did not get picked up due to the crash.

The Music City Star carries passengers between Wilson County and downtown Nashville.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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