Train, tractor-trailer crash shuts down Cobb County roads for hours

A tractor-trailer collided with a train Monday morning in downtown Kennesaw.
Published: Oct. 2, 2023 at 11:59 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2023 at 5:49 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A collision involving a train and a tractor-trailer prompted major road closures in downtown Kennesaw for much of the day on Monday, according to city officials.

Cherokee Street was closed between Main Street and Big Shanty Drive as emergency crews work to clear the wreck and conduct an investigation.

Kennesaw police said the tractor-trailer got stuck on the tracks when it was hit by the train.

No injuries have been reported at this time. Police said the tractor-trailer driver was charged with failure to obey traffic control device and illegal crossing.

Motorists were urged to avoid this area and seek alternate routes, city officials said.

By 5:30 p.m., police said the roads had reopened.

CSX is investigating the crash, according to police.