Freight Train Derails In Newburgh


(Newburgh, NY) -- Two people are being treated for injuries after a major train derailment yesterday afternoon at the Newburgh- New Windsor line. 

A preliminary investigation indicates the  CSX freight train hit a forklift on the tracks, causing the 77-car train carrying hazardous materials to derail along the Hudson River.  Three locomotives and 17 cars jumped the tracks, causing a diesel fuel leak. 

The cleanup continues this morning.


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