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Texas derailment involves truck with live chickens

NORTH ZULCH, Texas (AP) - Crews worked to clear a Central Texas rail line after a truck hauling live chickens and a freight train collided in a derailment that left a trucker hurt.

BNSF Railway Co. spokesman Joe Faust said Tuesday that 11 cars and four locomotives derailed near North Zulch, about 120 miles northeast of Austin. Faust says nobody on the Houston-bound train was injured in Monday night's accident.

Mike Cockrell with Mississippi-based Sanderson Farms says the trucker was treated and released from a hospital. His name hasn't been released.

Cockrell says about half of the 5,000 chickens on the rig were killed and their carcasses have been removed by the company. The surviving birds were hauled to a processing plant in College Station.

Authorities are trying to determine what caused the accident.

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