Two Injured In Train Accident In Ward County

Two Injured In Train Accident In Ward County

Ward County , TX (Local Big 2 News) - A train crash leaves two injured Sunday after a water truck hits a Union Pacific train.
Ward County , TX (Local Big 2 News) - A train crash leaves two injured Sunday after a water truck hits a Union Pacific train.

According to Union Pacific officials, an east bound train collided with water truck just east of Barstow.

The truck did not stop at the crossing and the train was unable to stop, causing the train to derail with three locomotives and 10 rail cars going off the rail.

The rail-line in the area is damaged and needs to be repaired.

The time it will take to repair the railroad as well as the cost are still being estimated, unknown, but officials do say that this will affect trains traveling in the Barstow direction will have to be rerouted.

According to Union Pacific officials, the driver of the water truck was airlifted from the scene to be treated for his injuries.

The conductor of the train suffered minor arm injuries and declined medical attention.

Officials are not releasing any information of the extent of the truck driver's injuries at this time.

The investigation remains on-going.







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