2 Killed, 3 Injured in Train Crash on Highway 281 in Atascosa County

2 Killed, 3 Injured in Train Crash on Highway 281 in Atascosa County

Two Killed and Three Children Injured in Atascosa County Train Crash on Highway 281 and Strawberry City Road

Atascosa County, Texas (July 2, 2022) – Two adults were killed, and three children were injured Friday morning in a train crash in Atascosa County, according to the authorities.

The fatal crash occurred around 7:15 a.m., July 1, on Highway 281 and Strawberry City Road, just a few miles south of Leming.

Authorities said a southbound Union Pacific train collided with a vehicle.

Two people were killed in the crash. Three children, ages 6, 5, and 1, were airlifted to University Hospital with unknown injuries.

The deceased victims were only identified as the parents of the three children.

Union Pacific said the train crew was not injured.

No other information was available.

The authorities are investigating the crash.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

There are many different reasons why automobile, 18-wheeler, train, and motorcycle accidents occur, including driver negligence, driver inattention, texting and driving, speeding, fatigue, failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign or private drive, running a red light, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While the factors listed above are the main causes of most accidents, there may also be other factors involved, which is why it’s important that an investigation be conducted before evidence disappears, especially in cases involving a fatality.  At Joel A. Gordon & Associates, we will act quickly to secure accident scene photos, interview witnesses, obtain police records, and secure other valuable evidence needed to win your case.  Call now for a free consultation.

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