Explosion, fire follow freight train hitting tractor-trailer

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No injuries were reported Thursday, Sept. 30, after a CSX freight train slammed into a tractor-trailer said to have been stalled on railroad tracks in Indianapolis.

An off-duty firefighter captured video of the moment a train smashed into the trailer, which was loaded with barrels of starch.

The Indianapolis Fire Department reports debris from the explosion flew 50 feet onto the roadway and burned. A mangled section of the trailer was stuck on the front of the train engine.