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Posted on: June 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Driver Killed in Train Collision Sunday Morning

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A driver was killed when he was struck by a train on Sunday morning at the McCarty Lane railroad track intersection.

On Sunday, June 14 at approximately 9:05 a.m., the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD), San Marcos Fire Department and Hays County EMS were dispatched to a major traffic collision at the railroad tracks on East McCarty Lane. A red 2006 Toyota Tundra pickup was struck by a train, killing the driver. Witnesses report that the train crossing arms were down when the vehicle proceeded through the railroad crossing.

The driver of the truck was identified as Joe Antonio Quintero Sr. (DOB 05/31/1940) of San Marcos. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Jo Anne Prado. Next of kin has been notified.

The SMPD Collision Investigation Team is working in conjunction with Amtrak to investigate the collision further. The initial investigation showed that all components of the crossing arms were functioning properly. At this time no charges are expected to be filed.

Media note: SMPD is unavailable for comment at this time.

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