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Shannon Thomas killed after Amtrak train hits tractor trailer on Scyene Road in Mesquite, Texas

Modified Date: 
Fri, 01/15/2016 - 2:58pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, January 14, 2016

18-Wheeler Struck By Amtrak Train InMesquite

MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) – An Amtrak train hit an 18-wheeler in Mesquite Thursday afternoon. It happened in the 4600 block of Scyene Road. The big rig overturned. No injuries to Amtrak passengers or crew. No word yet on condition of big rig driver.

1 Killed After Amtrak Train Collides With 18-Wheeler in Dallas County

Police are investigating after an Amtrak train collided with an 18-wheeler in east Dallas County, killing one person. Dallas County Sheriff's officials said the driver of the truck was killed. Amtrak engineers will inspect the train, known as Amtrak #22, The Texas Eagle, to determine if it is fit to continue to Chicago. The truck was headed to APAC Texas, a paving contractor, that sits right next to the railroad tracks. The railroad tracks belong to Union Pacific.

One killed in Amtrak collision with 18-wheeler near Kaufman-Dallas County line

The collision occurred at approximately 4:35 p.m. in the 4000 block of East Scyene Road just west of the Lawson road crossing. The collision caused the 18-wheeler overturn and ignite and also caused what appears to be smoke or fire damage to the front portions of the Amtrak train. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to NBC DFW the driver of the truck was killed. No injuries were reported for the 44 passengers of the train. Firefighters from Mesquite and Sunnyvale responded to the crash.

Reports: Amtrak train's collision with big rig leaves truck driver dead

An Amtrak train headed from San Antonio to Chicago collided with an 18-wheeler blocking the tracks near Mesquite, killing the truck driver. According to NBC DFW, the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office identified the truck driver as Shannon Thomas of Plano. Thursday, delaying Train 22, the Texas Eagle, at the scene for 5 1/2 hours, an Amtrak spokesman said. One passenger was checked by emergency medical responders at the scene but remained on the train, he said. A spokeswoman for the Dallas County Sheriff's Office told the station that it was unclear what had caused the accident, which remained under investigation.
People Involved: 
Shannon Thomas
Scyene Road


I am so sorry that this had happened! .. and extremely curious as to how this is even possible. All tracks should be marked.!!.. a family has just been destroyed. .bc of the negligence. PLEASE MARK ALL TRACKS! !!

Who was responsible for this crash? No word on what caused it.    

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