MCSO: Train crash in northwest Arizona leaves 1 man dead, 1 seriously hurt

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One man from Kansas was killed in the train crash. (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office) One man from Kansas was killed in the train crash. (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office)
The freight train belongs to BNSF Railway and the other train is owned by Herzog Railroad Services, MCSO said. (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office) The freight train belongs to BNSF Railway and the other train is owned by Herzog Railroad Services, MCSO said. (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office)
KINGMAN, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

One man is dead and another man is hurt after a crash involving two trains, causing one of them to derail in northwestern Arizona on Tuesday.

It happened in a remote canyon outside of Truxton around 3 p.m., according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

When deputies were called out to the scene, one train that was hauling maintenance equipment was derailed and a freight train had significant damage.

One man was dead at the scene. He was later identified as Walter Erickson, 63, of Lenexas, Kansas.

A pilot of the Department of Public Safety Ranger Helicopter flew the other man who had significant injuries to the hospital in southern Nevada. He was later identified as Matthew Thompson, 26, of Salem, Missouri. He was listed in stable condition at last check.

The freight train belongs to BNSF Railway and the other train is owned by Herzog Railroad Services, MCSO said.

An investigation is underway, which will involve the National Transportation Safety Board.

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