Train/semi accident results in injuries and hazmat situation in Percy

RANDOLPH COUNTY — A semi versus train accident has closed Route 4 southeast of Percy, and a hazardous materials crew has responded to the scene.

It happened just after noon today on Route 4, near the Randolph/Perry County line.

Illinois State Police say Route 4 is closed at the railroad crossing. Traffic is being diverted at Route 150 and at Pyatt-Cutler Road.

Police say the closure is expected to last several hours to clean up the scene and investigate the crash.

According to Randolph County authorities, crews are dealing with a hazmat situation at the scene of the crash.

It appears the truck punctured the fuel tank on the locomotive, causing a leak. The the tank reportedly has a 5,000 gallon capacity.

Crews used a bobcat to create a berm, and have contained the fuel to a drainage ditch.

Three people were injured in the crash. The truck driver and two crew members on the train were taken to the hospital.
Police expect the closure to last for several hours.