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Union Pacific Train crashes into US Marines Tanker Truck - Aftermath in Dateland, AZ

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Watch in Full HD! Exclusive MichaelLovesTrains Productions video. I was driving on the I-8 freeway to the Phoenix area during my Spring Break, when I heard that there was an incident involving an Union Pacific freight train, and an US Marines Tanker Truck near Dateland. This was filmed around 4 pm, just 4 hours after the horrible incident. Brand new locomotive Union Pacific 2529, Union Pacific 5656 were involved in the crash. The train crew was injured, and taken to a local hospital. Please send your prayers and thoughts to the engineer and conductor.


:31 The destroyed tanker truck
1:18 Military Trucks to assist in clean up efforts
1:50 The 2 damaged Union Pacific locomotives, involved in the crash
2:15 Close up look at the damaged locomotives (UP 2529, UP 5656)
3:54 Military Vehicles rushing to the scene, to assist in clean up efforts
4:12 First WB train since the accident, slowly passes the scene

DATELAND, Ariz. (AP) - A Union Pacific employee was injured after a train collided with a military tanker truck in southwestern Arizona.

The crash around noon Monday closed Interstate 8 in both directions for about an hour near Dateland, about halfway between Gila Bend and Yuma.

A Yuma County Sheriff’s spokesman says the train was hauling automobiles and the tanker was trying to cross the tracks at an uncontrolled crossing.

The train struck the trailer portion of the fuel truck, causing the cargo of about 4,500 gallons to catch fire.

Authorities say the two front engines of the train were heavily damaged.

They say the cause of the incident is under investigation and the Union Pacific employee was transported to a Yuma hospital for treatment.

Three Marines in the tanker truck escaped injury.

Information from: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/6/i-8-closed-near-dateland-after-train-and-tanker-tr/

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