News

Actions

Train hits trailer in Falls County

Posted: 2:20 PM, Dec 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-07 00:12:48Z
Train hits trailer in Falls County
Train hits trailer in Falls County
Train hits trailer in Falls County

A trailer and a train were in an accident near FM 413 and CR 204 in Falls County on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, a 2014 F-250 towing a livestock trailer was traveling east on CR 204 toward FM 413 around 12:40 p.m..

DPS said a 25-year-old male driver failed to stop at the marked railroad crossing.

The 70-car Union Pacific train hit the livestock trailer as it crossed the tracks, detaching it from the truck. The livestock trailer had a single horse inside that was killed in the accident, according to DPS. 

The driver from Rosebud was not injured but received a citation for failure to stop at a railroad crossing. The train crew was not injured and the train sustained minor damage. 

Estephany Escobar contributed to this report.

Copyright 2016 KXXV. All rights reserved.