Union Pacific train derails near Aledo

Posted Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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A Union Pacific train, which was mostly empty, derailed Thursday morning near Aledo, injuring one crew member, officials said.

The crew member was taken to a local hospital; a condition was not available.

The train with two locomotives and 46 cars derailed about 5 a.m. Thursday.

“We don’t have a cause yet,” Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said Thursday in a telephone interview. “The train was going from a side track to a main line when it derailed.”

Seven cars and two locomotives went off the tracks, Davis said. Six of the cars were empty and the other contained cement, officials said.

Of the 46 cars, 37 were empty, Davis said.

The train had traveled into Tarrant County on its way from Tucson, Ariz., to Dallas.

Davis said it would take crews most of the day to get the derailment cleared.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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