Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office: Train derailment in Woodville caused by broken tracks

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said it's believed the derailment was caused by a portion of broken train tracks.

Posted: Jun 11, 2019 5:49 PM
Updated: Jun 11, 2019 5:52 PM

A spokesperson with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Rocky Harnen, said on Tuesday that it's believed a train derailment in May was caused by a portion of broken train tracks.

Deputies said in May that 26 coal cars on a Norfolk Southern train had gone off the tracks, spilling coal on County Road 8 at Venson Street in Woodville. No one was injured by the derailment. At the time, the coal train had been traveling east en route to Atlanta.


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