- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) - Federal investigators say a 2014 train derailment in Wythe County was caused by human error.

A Federal Railroad Administration accident report says the Norfolk Southern Corp. freight train’s dynamic brakes were adjusted too rapidly.

The train was carrying automobiles and fingernail polish when 16 cars derailed in Wytheville on July 14, 2014. No injuries or hazardous spills were reported.

The report says the derailment caused more than $1 million in damage to equipment and the tracks.

WDBJ-TV (https://bit.ly/1OyOwuH ) first reported the railroad agency’s findings.


Information from: WDBJ-TV, https://www.wdbj7.com/

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