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One dead after train collides with truck

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One person is dead and another hospitalized after a Union Pacific Railroad train collided with a truck in Jefferson County Tuesday morning.

The accident was reported just after 8 a.m. on tracks along Highway 90 just west of Beaumont. This near the Elks Lodge. 

A DPS trooper on the scene confirmed to 12News that one person is dead.  The trooper said the truck, belonging to T & D Solutions, was pulling a crane on a trailer.  Truck went over the tracks, but the trailer got stuck and was hit by the train.

12News spoke with DPS spokesperson Trooper Stephanie Davis by phone.  She said there were three people in the truck.  Two of them got out to try to free the trailer from the tracks. 

The man who was killed has been identified as Joseph Grant, 22, of Kountze.  He was one of two men who were attempting to free the trailer from the tracks.  The other man who was helping in the attempt to free the trailer was not injured.

The driver of the truck was in the cab when the trailer was hit by the train.  He was taken to the hospital by air ambulance.  He is said to have severe internal injuries.

 

 

 

 

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