Texas Derailment Involves Truck With Live Chickens 3/20/13
NORTH ZULCH, Texas - Crews have reopened a Central Texas rail line
after a truck hauling live chickens and a freight train collided in a
BNSF Railway Co. spokesman Joe Faust said Tuesday that 11 cars and four
locomotives derailed near North Zulch, about 120 miles northeast of Austin.
Faust says none of the Houston-bound train's crew was injured in Monday night's
The rail line reopened before nightfall Tuesday.
Mike Cockrell with Mississippi-based Sanderson Farms says the trucker was
treated and released from a hospital.
Cockrell says about half of the 5,000 chickens on the rig were killed and
their carcasses have been removed by the company. The surviving birds were
hauled to a processing plant in College Station.
Authorities are trying to determine what caused the accident.