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Truck driver talks about crash with train

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A truck driver is speaking out about a collision between his semi truck and a train.

In an exclusive interview with 13 News, Billy Robinson says he has made deliveries at the Calgon Plant in Boyd County, KY for five years, and that he has a clean safety record.

He says he had checked out with the receiving office and pulled up, when he looked out his right glass window and saw a train bearing down on him.

He says news reports that he pulled up too far and allowed the train to clip his front bumper are false, as are reports that he hit the train.

He says there are no warning signals or gates at the crossing, and that those would have prevented the accident.

Calgon is conducting its own investigation into the accident, as is the Boyd County Sheriff's Department and CSX Railroad.

Robinson works for Allied Trucking.  That company says Robinson has a good safety record.