Posted on Jun 18, 2024

Semi-truck driver injured in collision with train in Dexter

DEXTER, NM - New Mexico State Police and local first responders were called to the scene of a collision between a train and a semi-truck in Dexter on Monday.

Dexter Fire and Rescue released details of the crash in a Facebook post shortly after 3 p.m.  It appeared to have happened in the area of Lincoln Avenue and State Highway 2.   The driver of the semi was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, while the train crew sustained minor injuries.

State Police and BNSF officials are investigating the incident, which shut down all crossings in the area.

Residents needing to go from east to west within Dexter limits were advised to go north on Lincoln Avenue and across Cheyenne to get back to State Road 2 while crews worked to clean up the accident site.

As more information becomes available, our Albuquerque car accident lawyer will update this news blog.