DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – One person was killed when an Amtrak train struck a dump truck on the railroad tracks at Lawson and Scyene Road between Mesquite and Forney in far east Dallas County.
The 22-year-old driver of the truck died at the scene, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.
None of the 79 passengers aboard the train were injured.
The crash happened around 4:15 p.m.
Dallas County deputies spoke with the engineer of Amtrak train #22, who said the driver of the dump truck drove around the crossing arms and was struck by the front of the train.
The train pushed the truck about a half mile east of the railroad tracks.
The driver was later identified as 22-year-old Carlos Alvarez.