BNSF Fuel Train Collision With Semi Creates Fireball Near Cameron, Texas

 Wednesday, February 24, 2021

 KXXV

There were no injures reported after an 18-wheeler hit the side of a train carrying liquid petroleum Tuesday morning in Milam County, causing a huge explosion.

Milam County Sheriff Chris White said the incident happened around 6:40 a.m. near FM 2095.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said southbound lights and rails were down and activated in the area. One vehicle was stopped and waiting.

According to DPS, the driver of the 18-wheeler was distracted, went around the car, hit the train and deflected the other way away from the car.

According to BNSF Railway, initial reports indicate that 13 out of 110 total cars derailed. As of Tuesday evening, five cars carrying gasoline as well as five cars carrying non-hazardous loads remain on fire.
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