Saturday, June 20, 2009


About 8:30 PM last night, a Canadian National train consisting of 114 rail cars derailed. 78 of the railcars were carrying ethanol. Of those 78, 18 derailed and some burst into flames. Witnesses says that the train began hydroplaning after parts of Rockford received 4 inches of rain. Speculation is that part of the track was washed away. As of today, there is one confirmed fatality and 9 are injured.


Truly unbelieveable! All photos are courtesy of Rockford Register Star staff

1 comment:

Hannah Noel said...

Oh my goodness... so sad :(
Especially seeing that charred vehicle..