CSX Cleaning Up Kentucky Derailment

CSX was still working this past weekend to clear the wreckage of a derailment in Glendale, Kentucky. The 21-car derailment occurred on Thursday afternoon. All of the derailed cars were auto racks.

The occupants of an automobile struck by one of the derailing cars suffered minor injuries. Damaged was a nearby building, an antique store, and some parked vehicles.

The rail line reopened within 24 hours of the derailment.

Railroad officials said the derailment occurred after the locomotive engineer applied the emergency brakes in an effort to avoid hitting a truck at a grade crossing.

Glendale is located about 45 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky. No railroad crew members were injured in the incident.

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