Train collides with semi truck, sending semi into Lake River


    Crews pull a semi truck from the Lake River (Washington Dept. of Ecology Photo)

    RIDGEFIELD, Wash. -- A semi truck carrying vehicles was knocked into Ridgefield's Lake River Tuesday morning after it was struck by a train, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

    The crash happened at the Port of Ridgefield and the impact sent the semi down a boat ramp and into the water. No one was hurt.

    Ecology officials placed an absorbent boom around the crash site to contain any pollutants, but found less than 5 gallons of diesel fuel had leaked.

    The semi was towed from the lake a few hours later without further issues.

    Officials have not said what led up to the crash or if there was any damage to the train.

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