A train and an 18-wheeler have collided in Texas, causing a huge explosion and a cloud of smoke from the scene. No injuries or deaths have been reported. The crash happened outside Cameron, between Austin and Dallas.
Texas news anchor Rusty Surette tweeted:
18-wheeler vs. train. No details on injuries or deaths. We have crew on the way.
(📸: @LynnPHagan) pic.twitter.com/hTqih0XaUD
— Rusty Surette (@KBTXRusty) February 23, 2021
Police first received news of the crash at 6:45 Central Time and sent aid to first responders at the scene of the crash, according to Fox News.
Authorities initially allowed the resulting fire to burn for a while as it was too hot to deal with, local outlet KXXV reported. At least one home burned down, KVUE reported.
A driver tweeted a video saying that he felt the heat from the crash inside his car.
Cameron, TX 7:07 AM @kwtx pic.twitter.com/rmxLFt3rSL
— Ryan Kyburz (@ryan_kyburz) February 23, 2021
The train, between 13 and 15 cars long, was carrying coal, fuel, and rocks. Both the driver of the 18-wheeler and the train conductor survived the crash without injuries.