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HENDERSON COUNTY, KY – A semi truck driver was killed in Henderson County, KY on October 9, after a CSX train crashed into his big rig as the trucker was crossing the tracks. Henderson County is located in the northwest on the border with Evansville, Illinois.

A semi truck driver was killed in a crash with a CSX train in Henderson County, KY on October 9, 2013.

A semi truck driver was killed in a crash with a CSX train in Henderson County, KY on Oct. 9, 2013.

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ST. CHARLES, Va. — A tragic accident took place on Sunday, Dec. 9, in St. Charles, Virginia when a CSX rail car carrying coal derailed resulting in the death of a Kentucky man and causing serious injuries to his passenger, also from Kentucky.

One man was killed and another seriously injured after a CSX train derailment in St. Charles, VA on December 9, 2012. Photo credit Matthew Siddons /

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LOUISVILLE, KY — Officials with the Louisville Metro Emergency Management Agency told the media that a fire broke out and injured five contractors working on a derailed train car containing a highly flammable chemical.

Five contractors were injured, one of them critically, in the cleanup of a train derailment where a hot torch ignited a fire and caused the evacuation of residents in the nearby community of West Point, KY due to the presence of dangerous chemicals.

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SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY. – The Courier Journal reported that Ricky Davis, a 51-year old Cincinnati, Ohio truck driver has been charged with wanton endangerment by a Bullitt County grand jury.

As emergency workers sifted through the wreckage on June 30, neighbors who live near Coral Ridge Road were able to watch. Photo Credit: Charlie White, The Courier-Journal

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LOUISA, KY – A UPS truck trailer was demolished in a collision with a CSX train in Louisa, KY on April 11, 2011 spilling its contents all over the road.

UPS tractor with its remaining front half of the container trailer lie askew on the roadway after crashing into an oncoming CSX train in Louisa, KY on April 11, 2011.

Louisa is located in Lawrence County, Kentucky in the northeastern part of the state bordering on West Virginia. Louisa is about 146 miles east of Lexington, KY.

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LOUISVILLE, KY – A CSX train derailed on Friday night, January 14, at about 10:30 p.m. at LaGrange Road and Chamberlain Lane, near the Ford Truck Plant in east Louisville KY.

CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan told reporters that the freight train carrying 85 cars and two locomotives was traveling on a side track and pulling into its last stop when seven cars derailed. ... Read More

MANITOU, KY – On Saturday, December 18, 2010 A CSX coal train derailed in Manitou, KY spilling coal and causing heavy damage.

Tons of coal spilled in CXS train derailment in Manitou, KY on December 18, 2010.

Manitou is in Hopkins County Kentucky in the western part of the state, about 6 miles northwest of Madisonville. ... Read More

MADISONVILLE, KY – A CSX train hauling tons of coal derailed in Madisonville, KY on October 9, 2010 spilling tons of coal and causing heavy damage to the rail cars and roadway.

Tons of coal spills over onto the roadway in CSX train derailment in Madisonville, KY behind the Regional Medical Center on October 9, 2010.

Madisonville is in Hopkins County, Kentucky in the western part of the state about 46 miles southwest of Owensboro and about 80 miles northwest of Bowling Green.

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ROBARDS, KY – A CSX freight train derailed in Robards, KY on Sunday, July 25, 2010 just off of Eakins Street. The last car of the train was a tanker car and derailed while the train was switching tracks. The tanker remained upright and none of the cars tipped over.

CSX train derails in Robards, Kentucky near Eakins Street on July 25, 2010.

Robards is located in Henderson County, Kentucky in the northeastern part of the state about 216 miles southwest of Lexington, about 96 miles northwest of Bowling Green, about 139 miles northwest of Glasgow and about 28 miles southwest of Owensboro. ... Read More

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