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Published on May 15, 2024
One Dead as Amtrak Train Collides with SUV in Round Rock, Prompting I-35 ShutdownSource: Google Street View

A grisly collision halts traffic near Round Rock today as an Amtrak train slammed into an SUV, leaving one dead. The disaster, unfolding just before the late morning rush, has triggered an extensive shutdown of I-35 frontage roads, with Round Rock Police probing the scene. According to KVUE, the violent encounter between the train and vehicle took place along I-35 and McNeil Road, with subsequent transportation paralysis anticipated.

Amtrak, the train's operator, has been tight-lipped about the details as the investigation into the incident is still very much underway, however, delays are expected, and drivers are urged to seek alternate routes to bypass the post-accident snarl, according to local police who have been steering commuters away from the area since the crash.

The Round Rock Police Department, divulging little, told KXAN they received a call about the fatal crash around 11 a.m. but did not confirm if there were any additional casualties or injuries at the time.