1 dead after freight train hits waste truck in Gaston County

LOWELL, N.C. (AP) — Emergency officials in Gaston County say one man has been killed after a freight train hit a Waste Management truck in the town of Lowell.

Officials told local media outlets that the accident occurred around 1:15 p.m. Monday.

A spokesman for the Ranlo Fire Department said the tracks are on Waste Management property and did not have a stop arm or flashing red lights.

The company confirmed the accident, calling it a “heartbreaking incident.”

So far, the victim’s identity hasn’t been released.

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