Early morning crash involving train kills one



STEPHENVILLE (July 30, 2019) – Just after 6 a.m. Tuesday, the Stephenville Police Department received a call about a major accident in the 600 block of Caporal Drive at the railroad crossing.

Upon arrival, Stephenville PD officers and Stephenville Fire and EMS found a 2002 Toyota vehicle had been struck by a passing Fort Worth & Western train. The vehicle’s driver and sole occupant, Patrick Sauceda of Stephenville, was found trapped in his vehicle.

Stephenville Fire/EMS attempted lifesaving efforts including extracting Sauceda and transporting him to the Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Stephenville Emergency Room where he was pronounced dead at approximately 7:30 a.m.

The incident is currently being investigated by Stephenville PD accident investigators along with the staff of the Fort Worth & Western Rail Road.

In a release Tuesday, officials with the department said, the Stephenville Police Department would like to thank the members of the Stephenville Fire Department for their lifesaving efforts.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this tragic time. 

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