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Train swipes truck, police search for driver

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November 16, 2016 - 6:32 AM

KAMLOOPS - Police are looking for what they believe is a man associated with a truck that was hit by a train early this morning.

Tkemlups Rural RCMP spokesperson Doug Aird says police were called at 12:30 a.m. to the train tracks near Lansdowne St. and 3 Ave. 

"Apparently the train made the bend on the tracks and noted a truck already in the ditch and very close to the tracks," Aird says in a release this morning. "The train struck the front end of the Dodge pickup causing minor damage. The conductor stopped the train then went to check for injuries finding none."

He says witnesses found a man and woman outside the vehicle just after the collision but when police arrived only the woman stayed behind. Aird says she was arrested for being intoxicated in public and taken to the drunk tank. Roughly 15 minutes later, police got two calls saying a man was seen laying on the median of Highway 5 N near exit 374. Police responded unsure if it was the man they were looking for but he was gone when police arrived. A police dog was no help either.

The investigation continues.

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