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Amtrak train with car carriers derails in DeLand

Service on the Amtrak Auto has been suspended

DELAND, Fla. – An Amtrak train suffered derailment in DeLand Thursday afternoon, according to Amtrak.

According to authorities, only cargo cars containing passenger vehicles were thrown from the rails.

Amtrak officials said the service on the Amtrak Auto has been suspended after the car carriers derailed after leaving Sanford.

The derailment occurred between the intersection of South Beresford Road and West Beresford Road near the Amtrak station at Old New York Avenue.

Eight of the cars are on the ground, according to Amtrak.

Officials said 294 customers were on the train.

“No passengers complained of injury at the scene and one Amtrak employee complained of minor injuries,” officials said.

The train was heading to the Lorton, Virginia area and did not cause road blockage, officials said.

Deputies arrived and assisted with traffic control while Fire Rescue set up hazmat equipment because the passenger vehicles being transported contained fluids.

The incident was turned over to Amtrak and the NTSB, officials said.


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