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Train slams into asphalt truck stuck on tracks; no injuries

May 20, 2020 GMT

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A freight train slammed into a tractor-trailer carrying asphalt that had become stuck at a crossing near Houston on Wednesday morning.

The Angleton Fire Department says the truck was destroyed in when the Union Pacific locomotives dragged it a short distance down the track. The truck’s driver was able to escape the truck and no one was injured in the crash shortly before 8 a.m.

A fire department statement says the train was moving at a slow speed when it struck the truck and none of its freight cars derailed or were otherwise compromised.

The unidentified driver was cited for disregarding a railroad crossing signal.