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1 Killed When Dump Truck Struck By Amtrak Train At Kaufman-Dallas County Line

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - One person was killed when an Amtrak train struck a dump truck on the railroad tracks at Lawson and Scyene Road between Mesquite and Forney in far east Dallas County.

The 22-year-old driver of the truck died at the scene, according to the Dallas County Sheriff's Office.

None of the 79 passengers aboard the train were injured.

The crash happened around 4:15 p.m.

Dallas County deputies spoke with the engineer of Amtrak train #22, who said the driver of the dump truck drove around the crossing arms and was struck by the front of the train.

The train pushed the truck about a half mile east of the railroad tracks.

The driver was later identified as 22-year-old Carlos Alvarez.

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