BNSF train derails in Lee County

LEE COUNTY (KXAN) — Authorities are investigating a train derailment in Lee County with 18 train cars involved.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office says the BNSF train derailed at the Union Pacific bridge over County Road 430 near Dime Box around 6:30 a.m. Friday.

A spokesperson for BNSF says the train with 93 railcars was coming from San Antonio and was making its way to Tulsa.

Police initially said it was a Union Pacific train that derailed but it was actually a BNSF train traveling on UP tracks.

So far there have been no injuries reported and it does not appear to be a hazardous situation for nearby homes or businesses.

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