Train slams into semitrailer, spills fuel in South Carolina

ST. STEPHEN, S.C. (AP) — A train slammed into a semitrailer stranded in the middle of South Carolina tracks, injuring two people and spilling 40 gallons of diesel into a roadway.

Berkeley County emergency crews responded to the scene in St. Stephen on Monday night, according to a statement from the emergency management department. Two people were taken to a hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening, WCSC-TV reported. It's unclear whether the driver of the truck was injured or whether they were inside the vehicle at the time.

The semitrailer appeared to be stuck and stalled on the tracks as the train's horn blared and it barreled forward, video captured by witnesses at the scene showed. Drivers moved out of the way as other onlookers yelled and the train plowed through the vehicle, sending road signs and gates flying.

Roads surrounding the intersection were closed for hours as the spill and debris were cleaned up, crews said. They've since been reopened.