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Man drives truck down railroad tracks

COURTLAND — A trucker drove his 18-wheeler down the railroad tracks along Ala-bama 20 near Courtland early Wednesday morn-ing.

State troopers said Benny Young, 66, of Winona, Miss., drove his truck about 125 yards at about 2:45 a.m. before realizing his mistake, which forced the railroad company to stop train traffic.

Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell said Young drives for E Z Duz It Trucking of Memphis.

Troopers said Young has a medical condition that led to his confusion.

He does does not face any state or county criminal charges for the incident.

Bayne Hughes

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