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Twenty-one rail cars derailed as CSX crew tried to avoid a semi truck on the tracks


A major train derailment occurred in Glendale on Thursday afternoon, according to officials in Kentucky.

The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on March 16 at the Hodgenville Road crossing in Glendale.

According to a statement released by CSX, a CSX train “went into emergency attempting to avoid a collision with a semi-truck and trailer stuck on the crossing.”

Officials say that 21 railcars derailed and that “one of the derailed cars collided with an occupied vehicle near the crossing.”

The occupants of the vehicle suffered non life-threatening injuries.

No train crew members were hurt.

CSX says that there was no hazmat on board when the derailment occurred.

“We appreciate the swift response of Hardin County first responders. CSX crews are on site working closely with local emergency responders to assess the situation and develop recovery efforts. The safety of our employees and the community are our top priority as we work to restore the area,” CSX said.

Glendale resident Houston Howlett¬†told local outlet WDRB that truckers often run into trouble at the railroad crossing where the derailment occurred. “The truck didn’t know not to go that way. There’s some small signage posted and it’s not real visible and he got stuck on the tracks and this is not the first time this has happened. We stop trucks all the time,” Howlett¬†said.


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