Train strikes propane truck in Mount Clemens

No injuries or explosions reported

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published February 14, 2019

Photo provided by Macomb County Sheriff's Office


MOUNT CLEMENS — No one was injured after a train traveling in the area of Hubbard Street and Eldridge Street in Mount Clemens struck a parked propane truck at around 10:41 a.m. Feb. 14, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office. 

Sgt. Renee Yax said the train was traveling at an unknown speed when the collision occurred, forcing several road closures.

“The guy in the truck had stopped there to fill up another tank,” Yax said. “He thought there was enough clearance.”

Sheriff’s deputies, as well as members of the Mount Clemens and Harrison Township fire departments, responded to the scene. 

“Luckily no one was hurt and there was no explosion,” Yax said. 

Yax said the area was not evacuated, and the propane truck sustained damage to its front driver’s side.

The CN Rail train was traveling southbound and was approximately 10,000 feet in length. Several nearby railroad crossings were shut down for more than two hours during the investigation and the removal of the truck. Those closures included Church Street, Cass Avenue, Hubbard Street and Elizabeth Road. 

The driver of the propane truck was issued a parking citation.