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Parker County Train Derailment 12/17/23

Parker County, TX – On December 17, 2023, at approximately 9:30 A.M., an 18-wheeler with an oversized load was traveling south on FM 5 in Annetta, Texas. The 18-wheeler became stuck while crossing the train tracks and was struck by a Union Pacific train traveling to Fort Worth. This crash caused two train engines and 17 train cars to derail. The train conductor suffered minor injuries and was transported to Texas Health Hospital – Willow Park. FM 5 is expected to be closed until midnight. For further information, contact Union Pacific.

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William Lockridge

Sergeant, Safety Education, Media and Communications

Texas Department of Public Safety

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