Dump Truck Hits Moving Soybean Train, Driver Flees

CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — A Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman says a dump truck hit a moving freight train filled with soybeans, punching a hole in one of the cars.

Spokesman Gus Melonas says the dump truck driver apparently fled after the Thursday evening crash.

Soybeans spilled from a softball-sized hole in the rail car until rail crews patched it.

The train was hauling soybeans north from Vancouver to Seattle.

Melonas said the train was being checked for any additional damage. It did not derail.

The crash is under investigation.

— Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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