Train Hits Truck in North Haven, Rupturing Fuel Tank

A train hit a tractor-trailer in North Haven on Wednesday morning, rupturing a fuel tank, and now the fire department, police and state environmental officials are investigating.

The North Haven Fire Department responded to reports of a propane truck leaking within the CSX railyard off Universal Drive at 6:39 a.m. and found a tractor-trailer carrying propane on the tracks that was leaking diesel fuel from the saddle tanks.

A crews investigated, they determined that a train had hit the truck, causing the passenger side saddle tank to rupture.

AMR also responded, but no one reported being injured.

The immediate area was evacuated and crews worked to contain the 100 to 200 gallons of diesel fuel.
Clean-up efforts continue and DEEP is expected to remain at the scene throughout the incident.

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