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Driver of 18-wheeler that collided with train dies

The driver of the 18-wheeler that collided with a train in Sanger on Friday died about an hour after the accident, according to Carol Lawson, a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office.

The office has not yet released his identity. Investigators have completed initial examinations, and they will not perform a full autopsy, she said. The office did order toxicology tests, which could take up to 90 days.  

The truck and a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train collided at about 2 p.m. Friday near Bolivar Street in central Sanger. The train dragged the truck about 400 yards before coming to a complete stop.

— Julian Gill