Video shows train smash into truck in Odessa following fatal accident

Truck driver was able to exit the vehicle before the train hit it

ODESSA, Texas – Video from Odessa Fire Rescue shows a train slamming into an unoccupied pickup truck that had just been involved in a deadly crash.

The Texas Department of Public Safety was investigating the fatal crash in Odessa on Wednesday morning when a speeding train collided with the truck near West Murphy and Business 20.

Video of the train hitting the truck can be seen in the media player at the top of this article.

According to DPS, a Honda minivan and a Ford F250 towing a trailer were involved in an accident and the Ford ended up on the train tracks.

“The person inside that truck got out in time and was not injured,” the City of Odessa said in a Facebook post.

The driver of the minivan, John Edward Grube, died on the scene and his passenger, Kay Clemens Pries was taken to a hospital in Lubbock where she is in critical condition, according to CBS 7.

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