Truck overturns, spills asphalt on train tracks

December 20, 1992

A truck carrying asphalt overturned yesterday, spilling it contents onto railroad tracks near Sykesville, state police said.

The noon accident, near Route 97 and Hoods Mill Road, caused no delays in train service, a spokesman for CSX Transportation Inc. said.

A police report was unavailable, and it was unknown whether the truck driver suffered injuries. State police could not provide the driver's name.

Don Brannan, the owner and operator of Carroll County Cab, said he saw the truck as it lay on its side near the embankment just before the train tracks.

"Looked like he may have had problems coming down the hill and may have tried to use the embankment to stop himself," said Mr. Brannan, whose home and business sit about 100 yards form the accident site off Route 97.

The cleanup took at least an hour, state police said.

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