Truck driver dead after passenger train, 18-wheeler collide in Mesquite

The driver of a rock hauler died Thursday afternoon when his vehicle was hit by a passenger train in Mesquite.

The collision occurred on tracks by Scyene Road near the Mesquite Metro Airport.

All of the 44 passengers on the Amtrak train were reportedly OK and did not suffer any serious injuries.

It was not immediately known what caused the 18-wheeler to be on the tracks as the train was moving by.

Sky4 showed the first three cars of the train were charred on the outside, but not heavily damaged. There were also spots where small grassfires appeared to have broken out due to the collision.

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