Jul 18, 2013 9:05 AM by Associated Press

Union Pacific train derails in North Texas, 1 hurt

ALEDO, Texas (AP) - A freight train derailment in North Texas has left a Union Pacific Railroad worker hurt and nine cars and locomotives off the tracks.

A Union Pacific spokesman says the derailment happened before dawn Thursday near Aledo. The area is about 15 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

Mark Davis says two locomotives and seven cars derailed. Six cars were empty and the seventh carried a load of cement.

Davis says the 46-car train bound from Tucson, Ariz., to Dallas was pulling out of a side track onto the main line when the derailment happened.

Davis says a crewmember was transported to a hospital with unknown injuries. Further details on the person weren't immediately available.


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