Monday, August 4, 2014
BARSTOW, Texas (AP) — A collision between a freight train and a water-hauling truck in West Texas has left two people hurt and more than a dozen cars and locomotives derailed.
Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Jeff DeGraff (dih-GRAF') says crews worked Monday to repair and reopen the line near Barstow. That's about 50 miles southwest of Odessa.
DeGraff says three locomotives and 10 cars derailed Sunday afternoon but remained upright. The intermodal train was hauling containers with a variety of cargo from California to Shreveport, Louisiana, when the collision happened at a rural crossing.
DeGraff says the trucker was transported to an Odessa hospital. His name and condition weren't immediately available. A conductor suffered a minor arm injury that did not require medical attention.
The train had four locomotives and 93 cars.