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MIDLAND, TX – A trucker was killed on June 3, 2013 when his semi truck was hit by a Union Pacific train after getting stuck on the tracks. Midland is located in Midland County, Texas in the eastern-central part of the state half way between Dallas and El-Paso. The train westbound was on its way from Fort Worth to Monahans, TX at the time.

A semi truck driver was killed when his big rig was hit by a Union Pacific train after getting stuck on the tracks in Midland, TX on June 3, 2013.

A semi truck driver and his dog were killed on June 3, 2013 when his big rig was struck by an oncoming Union Pacific train after his truck got stuck on the tracks in Midland, TX.

The accident happened about 10:30 a.m. Monday morning on June 3 at the Front St and Fairgrounds Rd rail crossing. The driver was in the middle of crossing the tracks when he experienced mechanical troubles and got stuck.

Map shows location of fatal semi truck accident with a train in Midland, TX near the 2300 block of Front St at the Fairgrounds Rd rail crossing on June 3, 2013.

Map shows location of fatal semi truck accident with a train in Midland, TX near the 2300 block of Front St at the Fairgrounds Rd rail crossing on June 3, 2013.

Witnesses said he tried to back up, but couldn’t, then tried to go forward but couldn’t do that, either. A fast-approaching Union Pacific train sounded its horn and slammed on its brakes and tried to stop, but didn’t have enough time avoid the crash. There were two railroad workers onboard the locomotive at the time (the conductor and an engineer). No railroad worker injuries were reported at the time.

The truck driver was identified as Steven Adam Baker, 53 years old who lived in Riverside, CA. He was killed as was his dog, which was in the cab at the time of the crash.

The big rig was pulling a live bottom trailer loaded with broken concrete.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Truck Accident Lawyer News is a truck accident and personal injury blog that publishes up to date truck accidents and truck legal news from across the United States. For more information about Texas trucking laws, truck injury causes and victims rights, contact Midland truck accident attorneys, Gordon, Elias & Seely LLP, for expert advice.

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