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FHP: Train with 243 on board involved in Callahan crash

Photo courtesy: Eric Johnson
Photo courtesy: Eric Johnson

CALLAHAN, Fla. – An Amtrak train with 243 people on board was involved in a crash Monday afternoon in Nassau County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened at 6:15 p.m. on County Road 108 at Spurlock Lane in Callahan.

Robert Harris II, 36, was driving a semitruck westbound on CR-108 and stopped at the railroad crossing, which had its barrier arms down, troopers said.

According to the report, Harris saw the Amtrak train stopped south of where he was stopped and began to drive the semitruck around the railroad crossing barrier.

Troopers said the front of the Amtrak passenger train, which was traveling northbound on the track, hit the back left part of the semitruck's trailer.

There were no injuries from the collision, troopers said.

Troopers cited Harris for driving around a railroad crossing barrier.