Amtrak train collides with cement truck in Liberty County

Officials are investigating after an Amtrak train collided with a cement mixing truck in the Eastgate area of Liberty County, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.

HOUSTON – Officials are investigating after an Amtrak train collided with a cement mixing truck in the Eastgate area of Liberty County, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.

The wreck happened just after 1 p.m. and the driver of the truck was hospitalized with minor injuries, according to the LCSO.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is also investigating.

Amtrak officials say the train involved in the wreck is one that operates three times a week between Los Angeles and New Orleans. There were 78 passengers and 12 crew members on board at the time of the crash.

“There were no injuries aboard the train to our customers or our crew,” Amtrak officials wrote in a statement to KPRC 2. “Train 2 has 2 locomotives, the lead locomotive which made contact with this vehicle suffered some damage, we will leave it behind at a side track and continue on to New Orleans after this lengthy delay."

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.