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Texas derailment involves truck with live chickens

Published On: Mar 19 2013 09:59:46 AM CDT

NORTH ZULCH, Texas (AP) -

Crews worked to clear a Central Texas rail line after a truck hauling live chickens and a freight train collided in a derailment that has left a trucker hurt.
    
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 nobody on the Houston-bound train was injured in Monday night's accident and authorities are trying to determine what caused the wreck.
    
Emergency management officials say the Sanderson Farms trucker was in stable condition when transported to a hospital. Further details on him and the status of the load weren't immediately available from the Mississippi-based company. Live chickens were scattered at the scene.
    
Faust says crews hoped to reopen the rail line by Tuesday evening.
    
BNSF is based in Fort Worth.