Two Dead After Train-Truck Collision - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

5/29/02-Near Jacksonville

Two Dead After Train-Truck Collision

   A crumbled Dodge pick-up truck landed in a ditch after a Union Pacific train slams into it.

   It happened Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 79 and County Road 3304, just one mile south of Jacksonville.

   Two passengers in the truck, a woman and small boy, were killed. Another small boy and a male passenger were flown by helicopter to hospitals in Tyler. DPS troopers say the pick-up crossed in front of the Longview bound train.

   "By the time the pick-up hit the intersection, the train was there too," said Trooper James Fulton with the Department of Public Safety. "They hit him broadside and flipped him in the air."

   A man, woman and two young boys, believed to be ages three and seven, were inside.

   Although there were no crossing arms or flashing lights at this intersection, DPS troopers say the cause was the truck not yielding for the train. DPS troopers believe the train was traveling between 45 to 50 miles per hour when it hit the truck. The truck then flew from the intersection and landed 50 feet away.

   The 7-year old boy and a man were flown from the site to Mother Frances Hospital and East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. A woman and another young boy were taken to ETMC-Jacksonville, where they were pronounced dead.

   Union Pacific Railway workers arrived on the scene shortly thereafter.

   The man involved in the collision is listed in critical condition at East Texas Medical Center. The 7-year old boy is in good condition at Mother Frances Hospital.

  • NewsMore>>

  • How a 2:30 a.m. decision brought Dez Bryant’s Family Day to life 28 hours later

    How a 2:30 a.m. decision brought Dez Bryant’s Family Day to life 28 hours later

    Sunday, July 23 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-07-23 18:30:11 GMT

    It came down at 7:42 a.m. A simple Facebook post from one of the top wide receivers in the National Football League.

    More >>

    It came down at 7:42 a.m. A simple Facebook post from one of the top wide receivers in the National Football League.

    More >>
  • WATCH LIVE: Cowboys Training Camp press conference

    WATCH LIVE: Cowboys Training Camp press conference

    Sunday, July 23 2017 2:08 PM EDT2017-07-23 18:08:03 GMT

    KLTV is live from the Cowboys Training Camp press conference.  View all the latest here. Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved. 

    More >>

    KLTV is live from the Cowboys Training Camp press conference.  View all the latest here. Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved. 

    More >>
  • Community mourns East Texas firefighter who drowned

    Community mourns East Texas firefighter who drowned

    Sunday, July 23 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-07-23 16:42:08 GMT
    Source: Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department's FacebookSource: Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook

    A volunteer firefighter and support personnel with the Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department has died.

    More >>

    A volunteer firefighter and support personnel with the Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department has died.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly