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Brother Heath Pape, a member of BLET Division 197 in San Antonio, Texas, was killed in a collision between a Union Pacific train and a BNSF train on June 28, 2004. Brother Pape had just joined the BLET. He was 23 years old. The train derailed around Southwest Loop 1604 and Nelson Road, near the town of Macdona, Texas. A total of 23 cars from the two trains derailed, according to fire officials.