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03/02/2015

Train Derailment

 

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported train derailment which occurred around 11:38 PM near the intersection of Lovers Lane and Main Street in Scottsburg, Indiana.

Upon arrival, Deputies observed six rail cars that had been compromised while traveling South on the tracks, and upon inspecting the contents of the railcars, it was found that the six containers were all filled with grain. 

The conductor of the train was interviewed and it was found that he (the conductor) was in the process of switching out rail cars when the track collapsed causing a derailment.

Chief Campbell stated that it was fortunate NO hazardous material was being carried and that no one was injured during this mishap. 

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