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Train vs. truck: Trailer peeled back 'like a can of sardines'

WHITE SALMON, Wash. - A tweet from the Washington Department of Transportation nicely summed up a wreck on Thursday afternoon: "Holy cow. Train peeled back the semi trailer like a can of sardines!"

It's not clear exactly how it happened, but somehow a truck ended up on the rail tracks where it was hit by a train.

The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. on SR 14 near White Salmon.

The truck's trailer was ripped apart, but state troopers said nobody was hurt.

A department of transportation representative said the train has since been removed from the tracks and moved a bit to the east away from the crash scene.

A crew from the Department of Ecology was also called in to clean up some of the spilled fuel.

EB SR 14 still blocked for semi vs train. Holy cow. Train peeled back the semi trailer like a can of sardines! twitter.com/wsdot_sw/statu

WSDOT - SW Region (@wsdot_sw) February 8, 2013

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