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October 10, 2013
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A tractor-trailer stuck on tracks in West Texas was struck by a train that dragged it a half-mile before coming to a stop. The driver of the rig had exited the tractor minutes before the train struck in Midland and no injuries were reported. (Oct. 10)

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