- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

VALLEY VIEW, Texas (AP) - A freight train has derailed in North Texas during stormy weather leaving 17 cars off the tracks and four crewmembers slightly hurt.

BNSF Railway spokesman Joe Faust says the derailment happened early Friday near Valley View, 50 miles northwest of Dallas. Four engines and 13 cars derailed.

Faust says the southbound train was hauling a variety of freight to the Fort Worth area, but no hazardous materials. Nothing spilled.

He says four crewmembers were transported to a Denton hospital for observation with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Faust says flood waters from heavy rains undermined the track, causing the derailment. He said BNSF crews hope to have the track reopened by midday Saturday.


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