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Worker killed in train derailment identified

(SBG San Antonio photo)

The worker who was injured when two train cars derailed Saturday morning has died.

Emergency crews were called to a sand and silica plant in the 24000 block of Pleasanton Road at about 9:30 a.m. A Bexar County spokesperson said cars were being loaded when two of the cars somehow detached from the other cars and began to roll. The cars then derailed, one of them falling on its side.

The worker who was killed in the accident has been identified as 46-year-old Rodney Fernandez, according to the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.

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