CRAWFORD (March 13, 2013)-A BNSF train hit a flatbed wrecker late Wednesday afternoon at a rural crossing north of Crawford, leaving one man dead.
The train's crew reported the crash at around 5 p.m. at the crossing on Simpson Road, just off North Lone Star Parkway.
The wreckage of the badly damaged truck was strewn along the railroad siding.
The train was headed south when it hit the truck, which was eastbound on Simpson Road, authorities said.
The truck's driver, 28-year-old David Reid McCartney was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected, Department of Public Safety Trooper D.L. Wilson said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was apparently in the area to pick up a vehicle, authorities said.
BNSF will continue to investigate the crash, the front engine of the train has a camera that most likely recorded the collision.
Any video recordings could play a large part in determining the cause of the crash.
There were no crossing arms, lights, or bells at the railroad crossing where the crash occurred.
If you would like to help the family you may make a donation to the David McCartney Benefit Fund at State National Bank P.O. Box 98 West, Texas 76691 254-826-3741.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) proposes amendments to the vehicle storage facilities rules (16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 85, §§85.200, 85.709, 85.710, 85.725, and 85.1003). The proposed amendments were recommended by the Towing, Storage, and Booting Advisory Board as a general rule cleanup so that these rules are internally consistent and in harmony with 16 TAC, Chapter 86, rules regarding the towing of vehicles.
The proposed rule amendments were originally proposed in the September 14, 2012 issue of the Texas Register (37 TexReg 7250); however, the proposed rule amendments were withdrawn on January 18, 2013. The proposed amendments were re-published in the February 1, 2013, issue of the Texas Register (38 TexReg 458). The Department will accept comments on the proposal until March 4, 2013. All comments previously submitted in response to the September 14, 2012, proposed rule filing, which was withdrawn will be considered in addition to comments received in response to this filing.
The Department encourages anyone interested in the Vehicle Storage Facilities program to review the rule proposal. View the proposed rules
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