A tractor-trailer was struck by a CSX train Friday afternoon near Creston, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

CRESTON -- A CSX train struck a tractor-trailer in the town of Creston on Friday afternoon, causing two locomotives and two rail cars to derail.

The accident occurred at 1:30 p.m. on Old Number Six Highway near Creston Road in Calhoun County.

"The train was going down the track and it struck the tractor-trailer that was going over it," S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Tyler Tidwell said.

Tidwell said the accident will be investigated.

One train employee had minor injuries and was transported to the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, according to Calhoun County Director of Emergency Management David Chojnacki.

"The two engines that derailed were leaking diesel fuel," Chojnacki said.

All the train cars remained upright during the incident.

"There was no impact to waterways," CSX said in a statement Friday. "CSX appreciates the response by the local authorities and we will work on-scene to support them as they investigate."

CSX referred all other questions to local officials.

Chojnacki said the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control was called out to the scene as well as the Fort Motte and Cameron fire departments and S.C. Highway Patrol. Emergency Medical Services was also at the scene.

No hazardous chemicals were released as a result of the accident and no one needed to be evacuated, he said.

The condition of the truck driver was not immediately available.

Motorists had to detour around the accident until it was cleared. It took several hours before the scene was clear to traffic.

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