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Truck, train collide

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By The Staff

COMMERCE CITY – Commerce City police said three people sustained minor injuries late Thursday night when a train and a fuel truck collided.

    The incident happened near East 56th Avenue and Vasquez. Police said a southbound, single-engine locomotive belonging to Burlington Northern struck a semi-truck tanker that was crossing the tracks at the same time. The tanker was loaded with fuel. The accident caused an explosion and a fire. South Adams County fire crews contained the blaze, and no other structures were damaged.

    The three victims were on board the train. All were treated at the scene. The driver of the semi was not hurt. Police don’t think alcohol or drugs played a part in the collision.