Union Pacific train hits flatbed trailer at Fabens crossing

A locomotive derailed around noon Sunday after crashing into a stuck flatbed trailer on the Fabens train tracks, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said.

No injuries were reported in the collision, but Union Pacific told the sheriff’s office it could take up to 12 hours to clear the scene, sheriff’s officials said.

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The incident began at 11:57 a.m. when deputies drove up to a flatbed semi-trailer carrying an oversized container that was stuck on North Fabens Road, a sheriff’s press release said.

At 11:59 a.m., a deputy radioed that the train was approaching the intersection where the flatbed trailer was stuck before the train hit the flatbed and container, officials said. The train’s locomotive fell off the tracks upon impact.

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The sheriff’s office reported no damage to the surrounding area, but the train crash blocked crossings on Fabens Road, NW 3rd Street, NE 4th Street and Grace Street.

Union Pacific management is on the scene. An investigation is underway into the accident.

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