2 hurt in West Texas derailment of UP train

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Updated: 8/04 11:52 am

BARSTOW, Texas (AP) — A collision between a freight train and a water-hauling truck in West Texas has left two people hurt and more than a dozen cars and locomotives derailed.

Union Pacific spokesman Jeff DeGraff says crews worked Monday to repair and reopen the line near Barstow. That's about 50 miles southwest of Odessa.

DeGraff says three locomotives and 10 cars on the eastbound train derailed Sunday afternoon but remained upright. The train was hauling cargo containers from California to Shreveport, Louisiana, when the collision happened at a rural crossing.

DeGraff says the trucker was transported to an Odessa hospital. His name and further details on his condition weren't immediately available.

DeGraff says a conductor suffered a minor arm injury that did not require medical attention.

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