Strong winds believed to be the cause of train derailment in downtown Indy

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 19, 2016)– Emergency crews responded to the scene of a train derailment in downtown Indy just after 4:30 p.m. Friday.

A CSX freight train derailed several cars near the intersection of College and Market streets. Officials with the Indianapolis Fire Department said one car contained flour and another contained non-hazardous lubricating oil.

No materials were spilled in the accident.

The two locomotive, 111-car train was hauling food products, minerals, chemical solvents and sheet steel and was bound for Cincinnati.

The cause of the derailment is still under investigation, but IFD officials believe strong winds may be to blame.


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