A train carrying oil tankers collides with 18 wheelers in downtown Texas


BREAK: A train carrying oil tankers collides with an 18-wheel engine in mid-Texas, causing a massive explosion, but both the driver and conductor survive without serious injury

  • The crash unfolded on Tuesday morning around 6.45 near Cameron, Texas, near Main Road 190
  • The train carried oil tankers that exploded in a collision with the semi-trailer
  • The explosion caused a huge fire that burned in at least one home near the train tracks
  • Both the train driver and the truck driver survived without serious injuries

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On Tuesday morning, a train collided with an 18-wheel engine in downtown Texas, causing a massive explosion.

The accident occurred around 6:45 a.m. in front of the town of Cameron, near Highway 190, about an hour northeast of Austin.

The train carried oil tankers that exploded in a collision with the semi-trailer and sparked a fire that burned in at least one home near the tracks, Cameron police said.

Both the train driver and the truck driver survived without serious injuries.

The cause of the accident is still unclear.

On Tuesday morning in downtown Texas, a train collided with an 18-wheeled engine, causing a massive explosion

The accident occurred around 6:45 a.m. in front of the city of Cameron, near Highway 190, about an hour northeast of Austin.

Stunning photos and videos of the scene showed a dark lump of smoke billowing from hell

The accident occurred around 6:45 a.m. in front of the town of Cameron, near Highway 190, about an hour northeast of Austin. Stunning photos and videos of the scene showed a dark lump of smoke billowing from hell

Chris White, milam county sheriff, freshly briefed the on-site investigation before 10 a.m.

According to him, the accident was initially called a “hazmat situation” because the train was carrying dangerous goods.

But investigators found that cars of this material were not affected by the accident “by the grace of God,” White said. He added that a team had already gone in to remove the materials from the flames.

Officials estimate that 13 to 15 carriages carried oil, coal and stones in the crash.

Residential houses in the area were evacuated and authorities asked the public to deviate from the highway while continuing to work to curb the fire.

Local TV station KXXV reported that the flame was still too hot for first responders to approach them roughly two hours after the explosion.

The first respondents allegedly waited for the flames to subside before proceeding directly to their subjugation.

Stunning photos and videos of the scene showed a dark lump of smoke billowing from hell.

This is an evolving story.