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Nobody hurt in fiery train, truck wreck in Texas


WILLS POINT, Texas (AP) — Officials say nobody has been hurt in a fiery wreck when a freight train hit a gasoline tanker truck in East Texas.

Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquel (ruh-KEL') Espinoza says the accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday at a crossing in Wills Point, about 45 miles east of Dallas.

The tanker load of fuel spilled and burned. The flames died out by about dawn.

Espinoza says the trucker jumped from the cab before the train hit the rig, which apparently became stuck on the tracks in a residential area. Some nearby homes briefly were evacuated, as a precaution.

Espinoza says a conductor and an engineer were on the train hauling containers from Fort Worth to Marion, Ark. No hazardous materials were on board.

Union Pacific is based in Omaha, Neb.


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