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Truck hit by train near Trent, driver walks away

A boom truck was hit by a train Wednesday morning near Trent.

A boom truck was hit by a train Wednesday morning near Trent.

Somehow, the driver managed to walk away.

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The Department of Public Safety said the driver was trying to beat the train while crossing the tracks at I-20 and County Road 349 near Trent.

The train – which was going 68 miles per hour - clipped the back of the truck causing the truck to roll.

DPS said it is rare that a vehicle is hit by a train and the driver is not seriously injured.

The driver – who is from Merkel – will be cited.


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