Train derails near Portales after hitting milk truck

New Mexico

PORTALES, N.M. (KRQE) – Cleanup crews remain on the scene following a train derailment in eastern New Mexico.

Video shows the aftermath of a collision between the train and a milk truck along Highway 70 between Portales and Clovis. The crash led to three trains and nine cars derailed.

According to News 3 New Mexico, the milk truck driver was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. The southbound right lane is expected to be closed for at least the next two days.

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