Driver struck by train in Dale failed to yield to railroad tracks, DPS says

DALE, TEXAS - The man who was killed after his vehicle was struck by a train in Dale, Texas failed to yield at the railroad tracks, according to Texas Department of Public Safety.

The driver, identified by DPS as Dale resident Rogelio Galindo Deleon, 25, was struck on the driver's side of his 2001 Honda Accord. 

A spokesperson for Union Pacific said the collision occurred just after 2 p.m. Thursday when the southbound train struck the eastbound vehicle as it attempted to cross at East Street.

Union Pacific said the driver suffered fatal injuries but reported no injuries to its crew.

The area was cleared around 6:30 p.m., the spokesperson said.

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