Train crew sent to hospital after derailment in Iowa
BNSF confirmed the derailment of 16 total cars around 7 a.m. on Friday.
PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa (KLKN) – An empty coal train derailed Friday morning after striking the rear of a mixed freight train near Pacific Junction, Iowa.
BNSF confirmed the derailment of 16 total cars around 7 a.m. on Friday. The crew from the empty coal train were taken to a hospital for evaluation.
BNSF spokesperson, Peter Skosey, says responders are on the scene and an investigation into the derailment is underway.
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