Police and emergency crews responded to a collision between a train and a tractor-trailer in St. Stephen Monday evening.

The crash took place at the intersection of Elm St. and Bryne Dr. just off of US 52 around 5:23 PM, according to Berkeley County officals.

Officials say the tractor-trailer got stuck on the tracks, and the train was unable to stop before colliding with it.

The video below provided to ABC News 4 shows the crash. WARNING, the video does contain some adult language:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh9ui-6v5RA

The train’s engineer and conductor, along the truck’s driver were all involved in the crash.

Two victims were transported to the hospital as a precaution with very minor injuries, officials said.

St. Stephen Police Department, St. Stephen Fire Department, Berkeley County EMS, and Berkeley County Emergency Management all responded to the scene.

Berkeley County Emergency Management said 40-gallons of diesel spilled, but has since been contained.

Officials say the intersection of Brynes Dr. and Elm St., along with the railroad closing at Hwy. 52 and S.C. 27, are closed to traffic. At 8:25 PM they said the closures were expected to last for several more hours.

“We are continuing to work the scene. There is currently no public threat from this incident. We ask the public to be patient and to avoid the area. We do expect this incident to take several hours to clear up,” said Benjamin Almquist, Director of Berkeley County Emergency Management.

 

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