According to Churchill County Sheriff Ben Trotter, at 10:44 a.m. this morning, a big rig truck with an empty trailer was travelling on California St. in Hazen, heading towards Highway 50 and crossed the railroad tracks. After making it most of the way, a Union Pacific train carrying empty box cars from Fernley hit the back-end of the truck.
Trotter says no one was injured and that the train received minor front-end damage which was mostly scarring. The back-end of the truck sustained damage and the female driver, 61 year-old Tran Thituy of Houston, Texas was cited for failure to yield. The driver was working for Lucky Rider Trucking Co. out of California and Trotter says that they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash as the driver did not test positive.
The county is in the process of putting up railroad gates at the crossing, according to Trotter, but currently have stop signs on both sides of the tracks. The accident scene was cleared at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon.
HAZEN, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) -According to the Churchill County Sheriff's Office, a big rig truck and a train were involved in a minor collision this morning in Hazen, between Fernley and Fallon.
The accident occured on California St. in Hazen, near Highway 50 and according to the Sheriff's Office, there was minor damage to the truck and no damage to the train. Nevada Highway Patrol was called to assist in traffic control at the scene, but after arrival, the scene was already cleared, according to Trooper Chuck Allen.
Although the Sheriff's office says an investigation has been completed, the case has now been turned over to Fallon Police. News 4 has reached out to Fallon Police to find out the details in the cause of the crash, but have not heard back yet.