Train hits truck stalled on tracks in Magnolia

Published On: Mar 11 2013 01:06:33 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 04 2013 10:33:45 PM CST

March 4, 2013: Traffic in one town is snarled after a train slams into an 18-wheeler. Bill Balleza reports.

MAGNOLIA, Texas -

Traffic in Magnolia was snarled on Monday after a train slammed into an 18-wheeler.

Magnolia firefighters said the crash happened on the railroad tracks along F.M. 1488 at F.M. 1774 about 3:20 p.m.

Investigators said a truck got stalled on the tracks. A freight train came around a corner and its conductor was unable to stop before hitting the truck, officials said.

There was a small diesel spill, but it was quickly contained.

The wreck caused some problems for students going home from school. Buses and parents were re-routed to avoid the area.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the truck's stall is under investigation.

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