Train Accident in Otoe County Kills Truck Driver
A collision between a big rig and a train claimed the life of the truck driver involved in the Union Pacific accident in Otoe County, officials reported.
The crash occurred outside of Union, Texas when the driver was traveling from Beaumon, Texas to Central Texas, KLKN reported.
The train was empty at the time of the accident. As a result of the collision, the truck leaker propane. The impact of the train smashing into the semi truck ejected the driver of the truck from the vehicle.
Police identified the truck driver who was killed in the fatal train accident as 51-year-old John Bruns, of Elmwood, Nebraska.
Although the section of railroad crossing where Bruns was killed is marked, there are no crossing arms at the specific crossing where the railroad accident occurred.
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