Authorities investigating after freight train derails in Greensville County


GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities are investigating a second train derailment in the Commonwealth in less than a week.

Few details have been released at this time, police told 8News Monday night that a freight train derailed along Country Club Road in Greensville County.

Police, fire and CSX officials were on scene investigating for hours Monday night. Officials tell 8News that no one was hurt.

The derailment comes less than a week after a Louisa County man was killed after an Amtrak train carrying members of Congress collided with a trash truck in Crozet.

8News reached out to the local sheriff’s office for details.

On Tuesday morning, an 8News viewer sent in photos of what appears to be a portion of a train car up in flames. The viewer claimed this was the same train that derailed Monday night, although authorities did not confirm that information.

Emporia Police, however, told 8News the fire is “being watched, but not a hazard.” They plan on letting the fire burn itself out.

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