Freight train derails in north Decatur

DECATUR, Ill. — A freight train has derailed in Decatur, causing six rail cars to topple down a steep embankment close to a roadway.

No injuries were reported in the derailment, which occurred Sunday night in a northern part of the city.

Firefighters say the six derailed Canadian National cars were carrying soybean oil and limestone.

The (Decatur) Herald & Review reports the train derailed on a section of track that dead-ended before a road.

Witnesses say it appears the train cars traveled too far and rammed through the end of the track, grinding to a halt just yards from Mound Road.

Officials say no hazardous materials were involved.

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