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Surprise Police: Two injured after truck collides with train

Posted at 5:09 PM, Feb 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-04 00:21:49-05

Surprise police and rescue crews responded to a serious crash after a truck was struck by a train Saturday afternoon.

Police say the crash occurred at 163rd and Grand avenues.

Surprise Fire officials say a man and a woman were injured in the wreck. One was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries, and the other had minor injuries. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening, officials say. 

A police spokesperson says initial reports suggest the truck attempted to beat the train and drove through the railroad crossing gates before it was hit.

Officials say the railroad will be shut down for about six to eight hours.