MILAM COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — A train carrying oil tankers exploded after colliding with a semi-tractor Tuesday morning in Milam County, Texas.

A hazmat situation is now underway after the train stuck an 18-wheeler in Cameron Tuesday morning.


According to FoxNews, the train, which was carrying oil tankers, exploded as a result of the crash, and authorities have labeled the crash a hazmat situation, according to the Cameron Police Department.

Police first received communication about the crash around 6:45 a.m. CT and sent out mutual aid to first responders at the scene.

Both the train conductor and truck driver survived the crash without major injuries, local news outlet KXXV reported.

Milam County Sheriff Chris White will be sharing more information about the collision later this morning.


Geo quick facts: Milam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 24,757. The county seat is Cameron. The county was created in 1834 as a municipality in Mexico and organized as a county in 1837 – Wikipedia.