Shocking moment passenger train crashes into FedEx truck

By Nathan Rousseau Smith, Buzz60

A heart-stopping moment was caught on camera in a video that shows a FedEx semi struggling to maintain control under Utah's fierce weather.

The tractor-truck slowly starts to drive over railroad tracks when, out of nowhere, a commuter train smashes into the truck's cargo load, splitting it in two.

According to Chief Jeff Barrett, police "quickly assessed the drivers, who were uninjured, and then had crews get on the train and start evaluating passengers." Local media reports all 82 passengers on board were uninjured.

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Now officials are wondering, how could such a dangerous incident even occur in the first place?

You'll notice in the video that the railroad crossing lights, bells and arms only begin working after the train has already passed.

The Utah Transit Authority believes the crossing may have lost power. If so, the icy conditions can then prevent the arms from lowering. The agency also hasn't ruled out human error.

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