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Train careens into Kiski River

Chuck Biedka
| Monday, Jan. 5, 2004

BELL: A Norfolk-Southern train left its track near the community of Truxall just before 5:30 a.m., a railroad spokesman said.

Two railroad employees able to jump from the engine before it, two other engines and 16 cars careened into the Kiski River, said Norfolk-Southern spokesman Rudy Husband. The two were not seriously hurt.

He said the employees were not seriously hurt.

County 911 spokesman Dan Stevens said dozens of emergency services people and police rushed to the Truxall to help.

No immediate cause has been determined. A command post was being set up at Route 819 and Route 66 about a quarter-mile away from the wreck, Stevens said.

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