Magnolia Train Crash Caught on Camera

By: Jeremy Desel, KHOU & KBTX Staff Email
By: Jeremy Desel, KHOU & KBTX Staff Email

A train collided with an 18-wheeler in Magnolia Monday afternoon.

The people who were driving the trailer were worried about hitting the train signal lights near the intersection of FM Road 1488 and FM Road 1784 when they stopped on the tracks.

As they were examining whether or not the trailer had clearance of the lights, a Union Pacific train came around the corner, did not have time to stop and smashed into the trailer.

Officials say the trailer was carrying a multi-million dollar piece of drilling equipment.

No injuries were reported.

Magnolia police say they entire crash was captured on a nearby red light camera.

Officials are on scene investigating the crash, as well as trying to figure out how to remove the equipment from the tracks.


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