Dump truck driver dies after struck by locomotive in Canadian County


CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – The driver of a dump truck died from injuries he suffered when the truck was struck by a locomotive, less than a mile from Okarche in Canadian County on Friday.

Hugo J. Barrera, 22, of Warr Acres died at Mercy Hospital in Kingfisher.

Barrera was driving a 2001 Freightliner tractor east on 234th Street Northwest when he came to a stop before reaching railroad tracks. When he attempted to cross the tracks, he was struck by a Union Pacific locomotive, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol news release.

Photo goes with story
A dump truck driver died after he was hit by a train near Okarche.

The train pushed the dump truck .3 miles before coming to a stop.

Barrera was ejected from the truck upon impact. He was not wearing a seatbelt, the news release states.

The cause of the collision was listed in the news release as failure to yield to a railroad crossing.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More News

National News

More U.S & World

Washington D.C.

More Washington

Your Local Election HQ

More Your Local Election HQ

Daily Oklahoma Coronavirus Data


Contact In Your Corner Team

Latest News

More News


image of QR Code

KFOR Digital Originals

More Digital Original

Follow @KFOR on Twitter