Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021: CAMERON, Texas — A freight train and an 18-wheeler truck have collided on FM 2095 in Cameron, causing a large explosion and fire.
According to Milam County Judge Steve Young, the crash happened before 7 a.m. several responders are on the scene, as tanker cars are overturned and inflamed. Judge Young says the 18-wheeler hit the train, causing 14 train cars to derail; however, the driver of the 18-wheeler survived. According to Milam County Sheriff Chris White, all personnel on the train are safe.
Sheriff White says the train was carrying coal and gasoline and is the reason for the fire. He also said there was hazardous material cars in the back of the train but it was not touched during the collision. Hazmat arrived and took the hazardous material out of range of the fire.