LOGAN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – At least one person was killed after a train and semi collided Friday night in northeast Colorado. The Peetz Fire Department was called to Highway 113 and County Road 74 around 5:15 p.m.
The driver of the semi was killed, according to Colorado State Patrol. The engineer and conductor of the train were transported to Sterling Regional Medical Center and their condition has not been released.READ MORE: Worker Installing Sewage Line Killed After Trench Collapses, Trapping Man in Rising Water
Officials at the Logan County Office of Emergency Management said the semi was fully engulfed in flames. A train car carrying coal also caught fire, according to officials.
A spokesperson for BNSF Railway, which operates the train, said the railroad crossing has crossbucks and stop signs. Staff with BNSF are now working to remove the coal car that caught fire from the tracks.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
CBS4 viewer Wendi Oelke shared video from the scene showing the flames and response from police and firefighters.
The Sterling Fire Department was called to help put out the fire. The cause of the crash is under investigation.MORE NEWS: Oh Baby! Roxborough Family Visits West Metro Firefighters After Unusual Birth
Highway 113 is expected to be closed for several hours Friday night.