Train crashes in Texas with 18-wheeler truck

TEXAS, USA: A train crashed against an 18-wheel truck outside Cameron, Texas, last Tuesday, authorities have confirmed.

According to the Cameron Police Department, there was a collision followed by an explosion, and the crash was labeled as a hazmat case.

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train derailed and was hit by a truck “which impacted a [train] car carrying gasoline,” BNSF Railways Senior Director of External Communications Courtney Wallace told Fox News.

Wallace said that 13 of the total 110 train cars derailed.

Five train cars that contained gasoline might still be on fire.

“There were no injuries to the crew or truck driver. Local first responders and BNSF personnel are onsite to respond to the incident,” Wallace confirmed.

“Out of an abundance of caution, local authorities have established a half-mile radius evacuation zone near the site. The cause is under investigation.”

Authorities found out about the collision at around 6:45 a.m. and first responders were immediately sent to the scene. 

More information about the collision is yet to be shared by Milam County Sheriff Chris White.

Authorities are evacuating the area and telling residents to avoid Highway 90.

See the explosion as it unfolded in the video below.

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