Missouri highway overpass crumbles when trains slam into support structure

Missouri highway overpass crumbles when trains slam into support structure
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Monday, May 27, 2013 - 7:00am

Two trains collided in southeast Missouri Saturday, causing a highway bridge to collapse.

Seven people were injured.

The early morning crash left two trains mangled at the highway m bridge between Scott City and Chaffee, Missouri.

"You hear the metal crashing and crumbling and everything and I come out on the front porch, and my son looked at me and said 'Dad the overpass is gone,' and I looked up and the overpass was indeed gone," said Woody Woods, who lives nearby.

Woods says what happened next was eerie.

"Then we heard the squeal of car tires and a crash and a horn started blowing non-stop, so I yelled at him and told him to call 9-1-1. And we ran out and tried to block it off but we couldn't and came back around and the train was on fire," Woods said.

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