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Train derails near I-55 in Jefferson County

By Matt Sepic & Kevin Lavery, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – There was a train derailment Monday afternoon near Interstate 55 in Jefferson County.

About 15 cars derailed and fell into a stopped train on an adjacent set of tracks.

A spokesman for the Burlington Northern railroad says there were no injuries or fatalities or any hazardous materials involved.

The train was carrying new vehicles from Birmingham, Alabama to Chicago.


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