Downed tree caused Millsboro train derailment

By Amy Cherry 11:59am, July 15, 2013
Courtesy of DSP
We now have the cause of a freight train derailment over the weekend in Millsboro.

State Police say the Norfolk Southern train struck an upended pine tree that had fallen across the tracks due to heavy rainfall.

The collision with the tree caused the train to derail, sending 15 cars off the tracks and spilling stone everywhere.

No one was hurt, but a mile length of railroad track was completely destroyed.

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