SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — An Amtrak train and a semi truck collided in San Marcos, Monday evening. An official on scene told KXAN’s Lauren Lanmon it did not appear there were any injuries.
In video sent to KXAN, firefighters were seen at the Wonder World Drive train crossing just west of Interstate 35. Around 9:25 p.m., the train continued on its way and crews were picking up products spilled from the truck.
An Amtrak spokesperson said the collision happened at 7:46 p.m. None of the 150 passengers or crew on board the train were injured.
The white semi truck did not have a logo displayed and was possibly heading toward Wimberley. Jeff DeGraff, a spokesperson for Union Pacific Railroad, which owns the tracks, says the semi truck did not clear the tracks in time.
The back side of the trailer was destroyed in the collision. The truck was towed from the scene and the tracks have been inspected and approved for use, DeGraff said.
The status of the train — the 21 Texas Eagle — was listed on the Amtrak website as “currently unavailable due to a service disruption” following the collision.
The route, which goes from Chicago to San Antonio, would have the train stopping in San Marcos at 7:12 p.m. Amtrak said the crash delayed the train by 1 hour and 50 minutes. After the train moved on, the status was updated to note the new arrival time in San Antonio would be 10:51 p.m.
Earlier Monday, three people were killed on an Amtrak train in Washington State that crashed off of an overpass.