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Truck driver injured in Adams Center train collision

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A Lacona man was in fair condition at SUNY Upstate Medical University yesterday after the dump truck he was driving was hit by a train in Adams Center.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department said the crash happened around 9 a.m. at a private crossing for Kings Quarry.

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The dump truck was trying to cross the tracks when the northbound train ran into it and pushed it until both vehicles came to a stop.

The three people in the train, including the operator from Central Square, weren't hurt.

The truck driver was airlifted from the scene with injuries that weren't life-threatening.

The speed limit for trains in the area had risen that day from 25 to 45 miles per hour. It's unclear how fast the train was going or whether that played a role in the crash.

The Sheriff's Department says it's investigating.

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