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Train derailed in Haram, several injuries, several cars falling into the water

Train derailed in Haram, several injuries, several cars falling into the water

Train derailed in Haram

Train derailed in Haram, several injuries, several cars falling into the water
Train derailed in Haram, several injuries, several cars falling into the water

marion county, Interstate 79 shut down for police activity

Harmer Township, Pennsylvania – Several injuries were reported after a train derailed Thursday in Harmer, Allegheny County.

The derailment occurred on Block 2400 of Freeport Road, near the Allegheny Valley Joint Sewerage Authority treatment plant.
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Update |

Several injuries reported after train derails in Harmar

3 Transfer to hospital.
17 cars derailed, many in the river.
The construction vehicle that was crossing the tracks got hit by the train – how did it happen.
Gas/chemicals transported by tankers are believed to have been contained, according to Allegheny’s emergency department.
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Freeport Road is closed in both directions between Holton Bridge and Guys Run Road due to the accident.
Traffic along Freeport Road is diverted via Powers Run Road/Fox Chapel Road and Guys Run Road.

>>>>>>Karla Leeann Kiser is still missing

In all, 17 cars derailed in the accident. Several railcars went to a tributary of the Allegheny River. Allegheny County Emergency Management says fluids carried by tankers have been contained.

An official reported that a heavy construction vehicle was crossing the tracks when it collided with the train. The driver of this construction vehicle has been taken to the hospital.

Two train operators were also removed from the scene.

The severity of the injuries is currently unclear.

A company spokesman confirmed that the derailed train was the Norfolk South train.

Southern Norfolk spokesman Thomas Crosson said:
“Late this afternoon, one of our eastbound trains collided with a dump truck carrying stones, causing it to derail.”

“Thank you to the first responders who helped our crew. At this time, our staff is on site and working with local authorities to determine next steps.”

A railway bridge was also uprooted at the derailment.

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