Wilson County News September 25, 2012, 1:20pm 1645 views 1 comment
PLEASANTON -- Officials from the Union Pacific Railroad are searching for the cause of a train derailment here this morning.
Lt. Ronald Sanchez of the Pleasanton Police Department said police were called to the 2900 block of Second Street at approximately 8 a.m. The location is near the junction of U.S. 281 and S.H. 97.
When they arrived, officers found that five cars from a freight train hauling gravel had left the tracks. Three of the cars toppled over. Sanchez said the conductor reported that he was traveling at just 5 mph prior to the incident. There were no injuries.
Officers from the Union Pacific Railroad Police assisted Pleasanton officers at the scene.
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William J. Gibbs Jr. WCN September 25, 2012 1:55pm