Semi-truck split in half by train spills meat all over road in Lakeland

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) — A semi-truck was split in half when a train crashed into it Wednesday morning in Lakeland. 

The crash happened at Ingraham Avenue near Oleander Street. 

No one was injured, but crews now have a big mess to clean up.

The semi-truck was carrying chicken and beef that spilled all over the road when the train hit the truck, splitting it down the middle.

Half of the semi-truck remains at the scene, the other half was taken away by a tow truck.

CSX officers and Lakeland police are at the scene investigating, trying to figure out how it happened.

CSX released this statement to News Channel 8:

Last night at approximately midnight a CSX train en route from Winter
Haven to Jacksonville struck a semi-truck in Lakeland, FL near Ingraham
Avenue. No injuries to the train crew or truck driver were reported. CSX
personnel have been on site with the Lakeland Police Department, which is
investigating the incident. CSX appreciates the prompt response and
assistance provided by local first responders. The train, which was
carrying 48 loads of mixed freight and 17 empty cars, was cleared to move
at 5:45 a.m. this morning.”

Ingraham Avenue is blocked off in both directions while the cleanup continues.

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