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Truck driver cited in freight train collision

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ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) — A driver who apparently sailed through a stop sign at a railroad crossing in Rosedale and collided with a freight train has been cited, according to Baltimore County Authorities.

Ramona Patrice Jones, 44, of Cockeysville was cited for failure to stop at a railroad crossing and two other related charges.

No one was injured in the collision.

Officials said the train, operated by CSX Corporation, was traveling southbound carrying a load of beverages when it slammed into the 2005 Peterbuilt truck, which is designed to carry industrial trash bins but was not hauling any at the time. The truck belonged to Nova Services Inc.

It occurred at the same location where a collision between a train carrying hazardous chemicals and a garbage truck last year resulted in an explosion and a partial derailment. Authorities determined that the driver, John Alban Jr., was at fault.

The investigative report on last year's collision is complete, according to National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Eric Weiss, and will be released in a matter of weeks.

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