Driver dead after train crashes into vehicle, causing derailment in east Montgomery County, authorities say

A driver is dead after crashing into a moving train, causing a derailment in east Montgomery County, authorities say (KPRC)

EAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – A driver is dead after a train crashed into a vehicle, causing a derailment in east Montgomery County Monday morning, authorities say.

The East Montgomery Fire Department said officials received reports of a train with at least 21 rail cars derailed at around 7:30 a.m. along Highway 59 and Midline Road.

A red-colored truck that appeared to have split in half was discovered near the rail cars, according to photos posted on the East Montgomery County Fire Department Facebook page.

The driver of the red truck died at the scene.

No rail cars were damaged and no additional injuries were reported.

Officials with The Woodlands Fire Department said they are working to identify the contents inside the rail cars.

Drivers were urged to avoid the northbound feeder of Highway 59 north of FM 2090 until the scene could be cleared. Around 11 a.m., officials opened the mainlanes on US 59 at Fosteria Road, but the northbound frontage road remained closed.

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