Crash involving train and semi shuts down Leesburg

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Most of Leesburg was blocked off Wednesday morning following a crash involving a train and a semi at the Van Buren Street crossing near the Leesburg Mill.

No injuries were reported in the crash, which happened shortly before 7:30 a.m.

Cleanup is expected to be ongoing, as the crossing suffered extensive damage.

Dispatch tells WNDU the semi was taking a detour due to construction. That is when it had to make a sharp turn and got stuck on the train tracks.

The driver reportedly called police about his truck getting stuck on the tracks shortly before the train hit.