The truck driver involved in a collision with a train in Pembroke last night was cited for two traffic violations following the incident.
Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Sgt. Del Miller says 57-year old Mervin Leid of Ephrata, Pennsylvania was cited for not keeping a logbook of his activity and for not having periodic inspections of his trailer.
Officer John Hibbs removed Leid from service for ten hours as a penalty for not keeping a log and fines were also assessed.
Leid and the CSX train conductor went uninjured when Leid reportedly drove onto the tracks without enough time to make it across before the train made it to the South Main Street crossing.
All crossings in Pembroke were closed for several hours and the cleanup effort was extensive. Leid’s flatbed trailer loaded with heavy equipment was jolted all the way around to the cab and the wreckage landed in the front yard of a home near the railroad crossing.
Officer Hibbs says the gates and flashing lights at the crossing appeared to be working properly.