Train derails in Marion County

9 cars dump coal into wooded area; no one injured

Author: Daniel Dahm, Managing Editor of,
Published On: Jan 17 2014 09:59:21 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 17 2014 10:45:30 AM EST
Rain derailment in Marion

A CSX train derailed in Marion County early Friday, but no one was injured, according to fire officials.

Marion County Fire Rescue said a Levy County dispatcher called at 4:42 a.m. reporting the derailment, which took place about a mile south of Highway 328 at U.S. 41 in Dunnellon.

Nine train cars derailed, spilling coal in a wooded area, but there were no injuries, fires or leaks, officials said.

The railroad company was cleaning the scene, deputies said.

No other details were released.

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