UPDATE: One dead after a train collides with vehicle in Randall County

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RANDALL COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — One person is dead after their vehicle was hit by a train.

It happened just after 5 a.m. near US 60 and FM 168, just outside Umbarger.

According to DPS, Carlos Olvera, 21, of Friona, was driving south on FM 168.

Troopers said for an unknown reason, Olvera ran the stop sign at the intersection, drove across all lanes of US 60 and into the barrow ditch south of US 60, hitting a dirt embankment. The vehicle then hit the railroad ballast and rolled, coming to a rest on the roof on the railroad tracks. The vehicle was then hit by an eastbound train.

Troopers said Olvera was not wearing a seatbelt.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The crash is still under investigation.


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