Train derails east of Nappanee, weather may have been a factor
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. – Kosciusko County deputies responded to a CSX train derailment east of Nappanee between County Road 15 and County Road 17 early Thursday morning.
Officials say two people on board the train engine were injured and taken to area hospitals for treatment. They have since been released.
CSX says two locomotives and 8 railcars carrying 32 intermodal containers derailed.
There were no hazardous materials involved.
CR 15 is closed to traffic due to the derailment.
CSX says the train was headed to Chicago when it derailed.
The cause of the accident is under investigation, but CSX says it appears weather may have been a factor.
CSX has begun clearing debris and railcars from the site in Nappanee where a westbound train derailed overnight during severe weather. We’ve determined a total of two locomotives and eight railcars carrying 32 intermodal containers derailed. No hazardous materials were involved in this incident. We’re also pleased to report that the two crew members have been released from the hospital after being treated for their injuries.
Thursday morning statement from CSX
At approximately midnight last night, a westbound CSX intermodal train headed to Chicago, IL, derailed in Nappanee, IN. Our primary concern at this point is the well-being of the dedicated crew members who sustained non-life threatening injuries. CSX appreciates the swift assistance of the local first responders, who are on scene with CSX personnel to assess the situation. While the cause of this incident is under investigation, it appears that severe weather may have been a factor. The incident involved two locomotives and several intermodal containers. No other injuries have been reported.