Train Derailment Caused By Vandal(s)

 

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The FBI has now been called into help investigate an overnight train derailment in north Tulsa. This follows an initial investigation that shows the incident may have been the work of vandals.

Joe Faust with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad says someone unhooked cars from a parked train near Haskell and North Trenton in Tulsa. The train cars started rolling east along the track. After traveling nearly three miles, the runaway cars collided head-on with a west bound train from the Chicago area.

The crash knocked 20-cars from the track. Faust says no one was injured and none of the cars were carrying hazardous materials.

The crash closed several railroad crossing in north Tulsa, including crossings at Yale and Sheridan along Dawson Road.