Four people were injured after the vehicle they were in collided with a Union Pacific train Monday morning just south of Bremond in Robertson County.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the train struck the car around 10:30 a.m. near Bartkowiak Road. Officials said the train was traveling 23 mph at the time of the collision.
The car’s driver, Ryan Jones, 19, of Bremond, was charged with driving while intoxicated with child passengers. He was taken to the Robertson County Jail after being treated at CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan.
Three passengers, including a toddler and an infant, were taken to Baylor Scott & White hospital in Temple. One of the passengers was taken to the hospital by medical helicopter, officials said. The extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately clear Monday afternoon, but officials said they were non-life-threatening.
Driving while intoxicated with child passengers is a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine. Jones was also charged with possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine.