No Injuries in Southern Indiana CSX Derailment

Some residents of Princeton, Indiana, were evacuated after a CSX train derailed Sunday night and caught fire. Officials said no one was injured as a result of the derailment.

CSX officials said 23 cars derailed, including five cars carrying propane. Two of the burning cars were reported to be hauling frozen food.

Those evacuated live in a mile radius of the derailment in the city located 25 miles north of Evansville on the former Chicago & Eastern Illinois mainline that once hosted crack streamliners headed to Florida and the Gulf Coast.

Police also closed U.S. Route 41. The train had two locomotives, 89 loaded cars and nine empty cars and derailed at about 8:10 p.m.

The Gibson County Sheriff’s office said it received several calls about a derailment and explosion near Old U.S. 41 and Caniff Trailer Court.

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