2 trains involved in fiery crash in Texas Panhandle
AMARILLO, Texas – A BNSF Railway spokesman says emergency personnel are searching for three crew members missing in the wreckage of a two-train collision in the Texas Panhandle.
Spokesman Joe Faust said Tuesday that each train was carrying two crew members. He says one man jumped before the trains collided and is being treated at a hospital. The extent of his injuries is unknown.
Faust said the collision happened at about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday.
Faust says it's not clear how fast the trains were traveling when they collided, but the speed limit in that area is 70 mph.
National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway says the NTSB has opened an investigation.
State, railroad and federal authorities have not provided details on the cause of the crash.
Panhandle is about 25 miles northeast of Amarillo.
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