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DPS investigating deadly crash involving 18-wheeler and train in Barstow

Adan Ernesto Mata-Portillo, 33, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was killed in the wreck.

BARSTOW, Texas — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler and a train in Barstow, Texas in Ward County. 

The crash took place on the intersection of Business 20 and County Road 135 around 7 p.m. on Friday.

According to DPS, preliminary information revealed that Adan Ernesto Mata-Portillo, 33, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was driving a Peterbilt truck with a trailer on south on County Road 135, toward the railroad crossing.

Meanwhile, a train was also approaching the railroad crossing traveling eastbound.

Mata-Portillo pulled out in front of the train, resulting in a collision.

Mata-Portillo was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is all the information we currently have on the crash. We will update this story if more details are released.

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