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Flatbed truck causes train derailment in Fabens, Texas

Flatbed truck causes train derailment in Fabens, Texas (Credit: KFOX14/CBS4)
Flatbed truck causes train derailment in Fabens, Texas (Credit: KFOX14/CBS4)
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El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a stuck tractor-trailer on North Fabens Road Sunday around noon.

The tractor-trailer was carrying an oversized load when it got stuck on the railway tracks in Fabens, Tx.

The call for the stuck semi came in at 11:57 a.m., according to Sheriff dispatch.

According to the press release, responders were at the scene when a Sheriff’s deputy called out over the radio that a train was approaching.

Authorities said the train struck the semi, which caused the first engine to derail off the train tracks.

People were shocked to learn what happened.

“I've never seen this gigantic mess, you know," said David Corona.

”I was surprised. I mean how does it get stuck there? this is dangerous," said Carlos Madrid.

Corna said semi-trucks usually have a difficult time moving through that area.

”I see a lot of semis going past those train tracks they have super— they have problems getting on top," he said.

No injuries were reported, and no damage was done to the surrounding areas.

Road closures are in effect at Third Street North West, North Fabens Road, Fourth Street North West, and Grace Street.

Police expect road closures to last up to 12 hours.

Union Pacific is sending investigators out to the crash site.

Please continue to check our website for updates.

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