A collision between a Union Pacific train and an 18-wheeler in Robertson County claimed the life of 44 year-old Samuel Lee Taylor of Willis.
Authorities say an 18-wheeler drove onto the train tracks which caused the collision near Highway 79 and Hoxie Chapel Road.
New Three spoke with the train conductor who said it looked like the rig was coming to a stop when it rolled onto the tracks.
Taylor, the driver of the 18-wheeler, was killed on impact.
The two people on the train, David Allen Echols of Gilmer and Tony Swanson suffered only bumps and bruises.
Although there were no hazardous material on either vehicles, flames could be seen when the train hit the 18-wheeler's fuel tank.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.