Local News

Freight train derails in Greenville

Posted April 30, 2014

— Investigators were trying to figure out what caused a train derailment Wednesday morning in Greenville.

Five cars on a CSX freight train jumped the tracks at about 4 a.m. near East Carolina University. The cars were carrying ammonium polyphosphate, an agricultural product that is used for fertilizer.

The non-hazardous chemical leaked from two cars.

No injuries were reported.


This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all