LAKE DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A train with the Denton County Transportation Authority struck a pickup truck shortly before 8:45 a.m. on Thursday morning. It happened along Hundley Drive, just east of Interstate-35E in Lake Dallas.
The driver of the pickup died. No one on the train was injured.
Nicole Recker with the DCTA said that the train was heading northbound from Highland Village to the Medical Center station in Denton when the crash took place. The train reportedly derailed after the crash with 23 people on board.
DCTA reinstated full train operations at 1:15 p.m. As an additional safety measure near the crossing, the A-train will reduce its speed to 15 mph and utilize train horns as an added safety notification. The reduction in train speed may cause a delay of one to two minutes but should not impact passengers.