Brian Hamacher

Groceries Spill Across Road After Train Hits Publix Truck in Deerfield Beach

A freight train struck a Publix truck in Deerfield Beach, spilling groceries and closing down a major road Friday morning.

The incident happened just after 8:30 a.m. when the refrigerated truck was struck by the locomotive at Hillsboro Boulevard, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.

No one was injured but large quantities of groceries were spilled across the road. Cleanup was expected to take several hours.

Witness Julianne Burtin said she saw the train smash into the trailer of the truck.

"When the railroad crossing arms came down, and the Publix truck was not moving I just knew the train was going to hit the truck," she told NBC 6 in an email.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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