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CASS COUNTY, IN. — State Road 25 in Cass County Indiana was shut down after a Norfolk Southern train derailed and hit a semi truck this morning.

A Norfolk Southern train derailed on December 17, 2012 after a crash with a semi truck in Cass County, IN just outside Logansport. Photo credit: Cass County Sheriff’s Department

The accident took place at around 9 a.m. Monday morning, Dec. 17, when the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a non-passenger train derailed just south of the U.S. 24 interchange.

Map showing location of Norfolk Southern train derailment just outside Logansport, IN at the County Road 175 West rail crossing next to State Road 25 on December 17, 2012.

Cass County crews were dispatched to the scene where they found a northbound Norfolk Southern train had derailed and hit a semi truck. reports:

The semi driver’s hand was cut, but that was the only injury reported.

Norfolk Southern officials say the rail got bowed out in the derailment, putting enormous pressure on the rail. Officials plan on cutting the rail to clean up the scene, which could take a while.

State Road 25 will be closed for roughly 5 hours for this process.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Posted by Gordon, Elias & Seely, a FELA lawyer and Indiana railroad injury lawyer who publishes train accidents and FELA legal news from across the United States.

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