UPDATE: Search dogs brought in to help find body of missing train conductor

Authorities hope that dogs searching the wreckage of two trains that collided in Panhandle, Texas last week will find the remains of a conductor who is still unaccounted for and presumed dead.

The BNSF trains were on the same track when the collided, which triggered a fireball and caused containers and cars to pile-up.

The bodies of one conductor and an engineer have already been found at the site. A fourth crew member, who jumped from one of the trains prior to the collision and was transported to a hospital and is in stable condition.

Funeral services have already been held for the two deceased, but authorities have yet to release their identities.

Both of the trains were carrying stacked containers of consumer goods, like paper products, clothing, television sets and computers.

It is unclear how fast the trains were traveling when the collided, but the speed limit in that area is 70 mph. It also wasn’t clear why the trains were on the same track.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an accident involving a train, contact one of our offices today. The Carlson Law Firm has a team of dedicated and experienced attorneys who are ready to assist you.

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