Derailed train cars dangle over Pennsylvania river

Courtesy: KDKA, Pittsburgh
Courtesy: KDKA, Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A couple train cars are hanging partly off a suburban Pittsburgh trestle above the Youghiogheny River after derailing, scaring people below who thought the train was ready to plunge into the river.

CSX said about 12 cars of a train derailed around 11 p.m. Saturday in McKeesport while heading from New Castle to Connellsville.

It says the 88-car train was carrying mixed freight, including carrying scrap metal and “light petroleum.”

CSX spokesman Gary Sease says the petroleum didn’t leak. No injuries were reported.

The McKeesport Marina was evacuated and McKeesport Deputy Fire Chief Don Sabol says there’s a lot of damage to the tracks. CSX says it’s not sure yet what caused the derailment.

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