HUFFMAN, Texas – One person is dead following a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a train in the Huffman area, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez shared a tweet that said the crash happened on FM 1960 at FM 2100 Wednesday morning.
According to the tweet, preliminary information shows the train crashed into the 18-wheeler, which caused the truck to burst into flames. The fire has since been extinguished, Gonzalez said.
“It appears the truck driver was parked on the tracks, in line with other vehicles, waiting for the traffic when (the) train was approaching,” Gonzalez said in a tweet.
The driver of the 18-wheeler was confirmed dead at the scene, Gonzalez said. The sheriff said no chemicals were being transported, but the diesel fuel spilled onto the tracks as a result of the crash.
Gonzalez said the lanes adjacent to the tracks will be shut down for several hours and investigators and crews work to clear the scene.
A few remnants of the devastating collision. It appears the truck driver was parked on the tracks, in line with other vehicles, waiting for the traffic when train was approaching. The lanes adjacent to the tracks will be shut down for several hours due to scene investigation. https://t.co/JTgr5hq3Tj pic.twitter.com/R1Vy1xXucR— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) September 8, 2021