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Locomotive Damaged in Train, Tank Truck Collision




    A collision between a Union Pacific freight train and a military truck in Saginaw sparked a fire that damaged a locomotive and left an engineer slightly hurt.

    UP spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza-Williams said Tuesday that the accident apparently happened when the truck became high-centered on the tracks Monday night.

    She says the crossing lights and gates were operating at the time of the accident, involving a military truck pulling a trailer with another military vehicle on it. The driver was not hurt.

    Espinoza-Williams told The Associated Press that the engineer was treated for minor injuries and released from a hospital. She says the locomotive, one of three as part of the 100-car train hauling wheat, has significant damage.

    Saginaw is about 10 miles northwest of Fort Worth.