SUV hit by freight train in Pilot Point; one dead

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Posted on December 1, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 2 at 12:34 AM

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PILOT POINT — A Union Pacific freight train hit a sport utility vehicle at a crossing in Pilot Point Saturday morning, killing the driver.

Witnesses said the driver of a red Toyota went around the warning gates at the intersection of Highway 377 and FM 455 at 9:32 a.m. The locomotive struck the SUV on the driver's side, propelling the vehicle into a ditch, where it landed upside-down.

The name of the SUV driver was not available. No other injuries were reported.

The accident site is 14 miles northeast of Denton.

Prior to this incident, the Associated Press reported that 32 people have died in railroad crossing accidents in Texas this year.

 

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