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Train Strikes Pickup, Ejecting One Near Tenaha

The Texas Department of Public Safety and Union Pacific Railroad continue their investigation into a collision involving a train and pickup that occurred yesterday afternoon near Tenaha.


State Trooper Jordan Eastridge says a Union Pacific train headed to Houston, about a quarter-mile east of Tenaha, struck a pickup shortly after 3:30, and ejected a non-secured child.


Shelby County Today dot com is saying the vehicle belonged to a Jubert Segovia of Tenaha, and was driven by a 16-year old unlicensed female, and contained three other minor passengers, including another 16-year old female, an 8-year old boy and five-year old girl, both in the back seat.


The article says the train struck the pickup and pushed it south, ejecting the child through the right rear window, coming to rest on the rocks alongside the rail.


All four occupants were taken by ACE EMS to ETMC in Carthage for treatment. The five-year old had some scratches, but was OK. It’s reported the incident occurred at a private roadway with stop signs.


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