SANDSTONE, WV (WVNS) – A train derailed and crashed in Sandstone, Summers County in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The train hit a boulder and crashed into the New River, according to Summers County 911. The train caught on fire as a result of the crash, but Summers County 911 confirmed the fire was contained as of 7:45 Wednesday morning.
The train was a CSX coal train, which was not carrying any coal at the time of the crash.
Three members of the train’s crew were taken to a local hospital as a result of the derailment.
Sandstone, Hinton, Pipestem, and Summers County Fire Departments responded to the incident, along with Summers County EMS.
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