SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATES EARLY MORNING TRAIN COLLISION

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATES EARLY MORNING TRAIN COLLISION

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call early Wednesday morning after a train reportedly collided with a truck north of Las Cruces.

The crash happened just after 4 a.m. near Pedro Madrid Rd., just north of Thorpe Rd. in Doña Ana. According to a report, the driver of a truck going southbound on Doña Ana Rd. lost control and rolled onto the railroad tracks.

The driver was able to escape the vehicle before an oncoming train hit the truck. Emergency crews transported the driver with unknown injuries to an area hospital.

The area was cleared and traffic was restored to the area by 10:15 a.m.

An investigation is currently underway. More details will be released as soon as they are available.