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Drugs found near tracks after truck-train accident in New Mexico

New Mexico State Police say what should have been a simple investigation into a truck-train collision with no serious injuries has been complicated by the discovery of illegal drugs near the tracks.

The Associated Press

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —

New Mexico State Police say what should have been a simple investigation into a truck-train collision with no serious injuries has been complicated by the discovery of illegal drugs near the tracks.

Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez won't disclose the type or quantity of drugs found in two packages after an Amtrak train struck a tractor-trailer rig carrying vehicles at a crossing south of Albuquerque Wednesday.

The accident threw two cars off the auto-carrier.

According to the Albuquerque Journal ( http://bit.ly/1eMgpg1), a motorist who witnessed the accident says the truck had stopped on the tracks to wait for traffic ahead to clear.

The train then appeared from behind a stand of trees and struck the truck before its driver was able to get his vehicle off the tracks.

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