Tanker trailer driver dies in Midland train wreck

June 4, 2013 2:23:12 AM PDT
The driver of an 18-wheeler tanker trailer has died after a collision with a Union Pacific train in Midland.

Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter confirmed the fatality Monday to the Midland Reporter-Telegram.

Midland police and fire departments responded to the crash at 10:31 a.m. Midland County deputies and Department of Public Safety troopers also responded.

It's the first death involving a train in the city since four veterans were killed when a train hit a parade float during the Show of Support parade last November.

That accident remains under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. It also involved a Union Pacific train.

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