TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A train and car collided outside of Merkel Thursday evening.

Courtesy of Trent Volunteer Fire Department

UPDATE October 21 – The driver of the vehicle was not in the vehicle at the time of impact and no injuries were reported according to a Facebook post from Trent VFD posted today.

UPDATE 9:51 p.m. – The train was traveling west on tracks and a women was driving a car when the collision occurred. No injuries are reported. The access road is still open and County Road 329 is closed at the road crossing. It is currently unknown if any citations have been given.

UPDATE 9:47p.m. – Trent Fire Department talked to KTAB/KRBC and said that one person was involved and was not injured. Taylor County Sheriffs Office and Department of Public Safety are also on scene at this time.

A car has collided with a train near County Road 349 and I-20 access road (South). At 9:40 p.m. first responders are still on scene.

The condition of those involved remain unknown at this time.

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