Train conductor killed in accident at rail yard involving 18-wheeler, Harris County sheriff says

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A conductor was killed in an accident at a rail yard on the east side, where he may have been pinned between a train and an 18-wheeler.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet at about 5:45 a.m. Friday that his deputies responded to 1755 Terminal Rd., which is off Federal Road and south of I-10, for a fatal crash involving a train.

Gonzalez said that according to initial information, a conductor was standing at the rear of the train as it backed out of a private rail yard.

Authorities believe the conductor was trying to guide the train's engineer as it reversed, when an 18-wheeler crossed the tracks at the same time, possibly pinning the conductor against the truck.

The man died at the scene.

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