- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

MELROSE, N.M. (AP) - A BNSF freight train and a truck hauling a trailer carrying a backhoe collided Wednesday at a New Mexico crossing, derailing multiple cars.

Melrose Fire Department spokesman Dale Hand told the Eastern New Mexico News (https://goo.gl/b4IbCw ) that a train crew member was transported to a Clovis hospital for injuries that didn’t appear life-threatening.

No other injuries were reported.

BNSF spokesman Joe Sloan said the truck “was either stopped or stuck” at the State Road 267 crossing and the train crew applied emergency braking before the collision.

Hand says the accident occurred about 9:45 a.m. and there was extensive damage with “quite a few cars on the ground.”

Railroad officials say they expect to have the rails clear by Thursday morning.

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