UPDATE: Train trestle reopens after vehicle crash, victims recovering

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
Train trestle

Crews survey the damage after a pickup truck crashes on the train trestle. (WRDW-TV / Jan. 20, 2012)

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Norfolk Southern says the 6th Street train trestle in Augusta is back open after a vehicle crash Friday morning did some damage.

News 12 has also learned the victims, James Ryan Anderson and Todd Anderson, are in fair condition as of Sunday at GHS Medical Center.

The first train following the accident passed through shortly after 4 a.m. on Saturday.

Spokesperson for Norfolk Southern says at this point, it is unclear who will foot the bill for repair costs.

On Friday morning, the driver of the vehicle attempted to cross the trestle and crashed.

The pickup truck had to be removed and dropped to the Riverwalk during the process.

Police are saying alcohol was involved in the accident.

The damage to the trestle was extensive enough that no trains were able to cross it until repairs and inspections were complete.


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