Truck explodes after it collides with train in Weld County

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WELD COUNTY, Colo. – A man was killed after a freight train collided with a pickup truck causing it to explode in Weld County Friday morning.

The crash happened around 5 a.m.  According to the Ft. Lupton fire department, the train was headed north when it hit the truck at CR 8.5 causing it to burst into flames.

The train dragged the truck about 75 feet before it broke apart, said Fort Lupton Fire Chief Phil Tiffany. 

The intersection has only stop signs and no railroad bars.

The name of the man killed in the truck has not yet been released. No one in the train was injured.