Names of Oklahoma train victims released

Names of Oklahoma train victims released

Goodwell, OK- Three people are killed after two freight trains collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

Texas County Emergency Management Director Harold Tyson says the trains crashed about 10 a.m. Sunday near Goodwell, which is near the Texas border.

"Our town is a little junction point with two sets of railroad tracks," resident Connie Butler said.

Union Pacific Railroad spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza says the company owns both trains involved in the accident.

Tyson says the collision sparked a diesel fuel fire that firefighters worked to extinguish. He says there were chemicals on at least one train, but the flames aren't near them.

The United Transportation Union has issued a release identifying those killed as conductor Brian L. Stone of Dalhart, Texas and engineers Dan Hall and John Hall.

The union identified the conductor who jumped to safety as Juan Zurita.