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Update: Train strikes big-rig in East Texas

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OVERTON, TX (KLTV) -

Update: Overton police tell us the wreck has been cleared.

An 18-wheeler has been struck by a passing train in Overton.

Authorities confirm the accident happened at the railroad crossing near the intersection of Commerce Street and FM 850, shortly after 4 Friday afternoon.

Witnesses tell KLTV the truck appeared to be "racing to beat the train," when the train struck the back of the semi, jack-knifing the big-rig off the track.

No injuries have been reported.

Details are still coming in. Stay tuned to KLTV.com for more.

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