- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

BALLINGER, Texas (AP) - A dozen freight cars have derailed in a West Texas accident that left behind mounds of spilled grain.

A Texas Pacificio official says nobody was hurt in the derailment late Wednesday afternoon east of Ballinger. Crews worked Thursday to clear the wreckage, repair about 700 feet of track and reopen the line.

The San Angelo Standard-Times (https://bit.ly/2b02oRA ) reports 15 rail cars were involved in the accident and 12 ended up on their sides or off the track.

Texas Pacifico spokeswoman Elizabeth Grindstaff says authorities are trying to determine what caused the derailment of part of the 104-car train. She says the train was eastbound after loading at the Kasberg Grain Co. in Miles.

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Information from: Standard-Times, https://www.sanangelostandardtimes.com


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