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Railroad tanker car pushed off the tracks after East College Avenue crash

A railroad tanker car was pushed off the tracks after a Tuesday morning crash on East College Avenue.
A railroad tanker car was pushed off the tracks after a Tuesday morning crash on East College Avenue. jmcallister@centredaily.com

A tractor-trailer crashed into a railroad tanker car on East College Avenue early Tuesday morning, causing the tanker car to be pushed off the tracks.

Stanley Wells, a 48-year-old from Spring Mills, told State College police he must have fallen asleep at about 5 a.m. on Tuesday. He woke up when his 2016 Columbia Freightliner was off the roadway in front of the Centre County Transfer Station.

The tractor-trailer was towed from the scene with disabling damage.

Centre LifeLink EMS transported Wells to UPMC Altoona for unknown injuries. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, police said.

Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad officials were on the scene and said an outfit would be in later Tuesday to put the car back in place.

State College police directed East College Avenue traffic around the site, but the road was not closed.

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