Train, truck crash in Church Hill
CHURCH HILL — A CSX train and dump truck collided in Church Hill late Monday morning, Feb. 27.
Emergency services personnel responded to the 11:39 a.m. crash that sent the truck’s driver to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, according to Tpr. Matthew Majerowicz of the Maryland State Police, Centreville.
Majerowicz identified the truck driver at Charles Kevin Kemp from Sudlersville. Hospital officials said they could not find Kemp in their records Monday afternoon.
The collision between the 10-wheel dump truck and the train occurred at 1405
Roberts Station Road, Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company Chief Brett Vanzant said.
The train conductor did not need medical treatment, Vanzant said.
Church Hill, Sudlersville, Goodwill and Kent Island volunteer fire departments all responded to crash, with KIVFD bringing its hazardous materials unit to clean diesel fuel that was leaking from the truck, Vanzant said. State Highway Administration workers also responded.
Vanzant said the CSX Train, heading toward the Delaware line, was empty and the dump truck, traveling on Roberts Station Road (Route 19) toward U.S. Route 301, was carrying sand.
Mejerowicz said the 10-wheeler also hit a tree after being struck by the train.
There are no crossing arms or flashing lights where the tracks cross the road to indicate a train is coming, Majerowicz said, just a railroad crossing sign.
Vanzant recalled a previous incident where a train clipped a vehicle, but said it was minor compared to Monday’s crash.
The road was closed for about five hours as the MSP Crash Team reconstructed the crash. The investigation is continuing.
The driver of a dump truck was injured Monday, Feb. 27, with his truck collided with a train in Church Hill.
A 10-wheel dump truck collided with a CSX train late Monday morning in Church Hill, injuring the driver. The truck was carrying sand.