Train Derailment Near Le Mars
(Le Mars) -- A Union Pacific train derailed this morning at about 9:10 a.m. about three miles northeast of Le Mars, along Highway 60. The train had 24 cars jump the tracks. Plymouth County Sheriff, Mike Van Otterloo was one of the first people on the scene. He offers an explanation as to what may have caused the derailment.
There were no injuries associated with the derailment, and traffic on Hwy 60 is not being affected by the train mishap. Van Otterloo says there was no danger to the public as a result of the derailment.
Fortunately, the train, consisted of only barge grain cars, that were all empty at the time of the derailment. An investigation will take place by Union Pacific officials to determine the cause of the derailment.
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