Train collides with 18-wheeler in Magnolia

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by Jeremy Desel / KHOU 11 News & KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 5 at 11:50 AM

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

The people, who were driving the trailer, were worried about hitting the train signal lights near the intersection of FM 1488 and FM 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 said the trailer was carrying a multi-million dollar piece of drilling equipment.

No injuries were reported.

Magnolia police said the entire crash was captured on a nearby red light camera.

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

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