Train hits semi at rail crossing: Two injured

WAVERLY, W.Va. (WTAP) – UPDATE: 04/02/18 2:40 P.M. The driver of a semi that was struck by a train Monday morning in Waverly continues to be treated for his injuries. Larney Cole, 78, and James Lynn were taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital after the crash at Corbitt Hill and Walker Road. A hospital spokesman said Monday afternoon that Cole is being transferred to another health-care facility. No other information on his injuries are available. The spokesman says Lynn was treated at Marietta Memorial and released. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office says Cole was driving a 2006 Kenworth tractor trailer north on Waverly Road when he attempted to cross the tracks. The semi’s trailer was hit by the train. Two people were injured Monday morning when a train struck a tractor trailer in Waverly. It happened about 9:40 a.m. at the intersection of Corbitt Hill and Waverly roads. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office says Larney Cole, 78, was driving a tractor trailer north on Waverly Road when he attempted to cross the tracks and the semi’s trailer was hit by the train. The train did not derail and nothing was spilled. There is no signal gate at the crossing, but there are railroad crossing signs in place. Deputies say Cole and a passenger in the semi, James Lynn, were both taken by ambulance to Marietta Memorial Hospital. There’s no word yet on their injuries.

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