Cement truck and Amtrak train involved in crash near Dayton

Crash site is same railroad crossing where dozens of people were injured in train vs. vehicle crash in August 2019

A Cemex truck was involved in a crash with a train on CR 621 in Dayton on Tuesday. Fortunately, no one was killed and only minor injuries were reported.

An eastbound Amtrak train and a cement truck were involved in an accident around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on CR 621 off of FM 686 west of Dayton.

The crash knocked the cement truck into the northeast ditch, forcing the cement-mixing barrel off the truck and into the ditch beside the truck. The truck appears to belong to Cemex USA, a company with locations in Baytown, Spring and Humble.

Authorities at this time are not releasing the name of the cement truck driver, who was treated by medics on the scene and then transported by ground ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center. His condition is unknown.

This submitted photo shows the damage inflicted on an Amtrak train after it was involved in a crash with a concrete truck on Tuesday.

The Amtrak train was carrying 70-80 passengers and was traveling from San Antonio to Beaumont.

Tuesday’s crash occurred at the same railroad crossing where another crash occurred on Aug. 30, 2019. During that crash, an 18-wheeler pulled into the path of an Amtrak train, causing injuries to dozens of people on the train.

Work on the Grand Parkway (SH 99) is just 500 yards north of the railroad tracks. A person familiar with that area says the railroad crossing is very dangerous with no signal lights or arms, and trees and brush often limit the view of the tracks from the county road.


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