Posted on Aug 08, 2023

Driver injured when train hits semi at Dexter railroad crossing

DEXTER, NM - New Mexico State Police, the Chaves County Sheriff's Office and first responders were at the scene of a collision at a railroad crossing in Dexter.

A report by the Roswell Daily Record states a train crashed into a semi-tractor-trailer truck at State Road 2 and Shuswap Road shortly after 11 a.m. July 29.

An investigation indicated that the driver of the truck, 20-year-old Luis Alaniz, was going west on Shuswap Road when he crossed in front of a train, which then hit the rear of the trailer.

Alaniz, a resident of Tulare, California, was hospitalized with minor injuries.  The accident shut down the area to traffic for several hours while the scene was being cleared.

Dexter Fire & Rescue posted photos of the incident to Facebook while advising drivers to always use caution around railroad crossings.