Truck driver killed in collision with Amtrak train identified

Truck driver killed in collision with Amtrak train identified

(KLTV) - The Dallas County Sheriff's Department says they are investigating the crash that occurred on Thursday night, between an 18-wheeler and an Amtrak train.

The truck driver, identified as Shannon Keith Richards of Plano, according to the sheriff's department, was crossing the tracks to enter a facility owned by APAC. This is a rock and asphalt company. Richards' truck was empty at the time. He was said to be following another truck into the facility when he collided with the train. He was killed in the crash.

The sheriff's representative noted that the train tracks he crossed do not have arms to indicate a train is approaching. 
She also said that the sheriff's department's vehicle crimes unit is "thoroughly investigating" the crash to determine the cause.

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