Randall County, TX (12/31/2019) – Carlos Olvera, 21, is now dead after colliding into a train early Monday morning in Randall County.
The accident happened around 5:00 a.m. at U.S. Highway 60 and Farm to Market Road 168. According to DPS, Olvera ignored a stop sign, crossed all lanes of the highway, drove into a bar ditch and struck a railroad track ballast. That’s when the vehicle rolled over and flipped upside down on a second set of tracks, and was then hit by a train coming eastbound.
Olvera was killed at the scene.
According to troopers, Olvera was not wearing a seatbelt.
The engineer and passenger on the train were not hurt.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
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Source: Everything Lubbock, My High Plains
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