N. Indiana highway reopens after train derailment

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A northern Indiana highway is back open after being closed most of a day following a freight train derailment.

The Journal and Courier says Indiana 25 south of Logansport reopened Tuesday morning after being closed north of Delphi.

Norfolk Southern Corp. spokesman Dave Pidgeon says the highway remained closed while crews worked on damaged rails running alongside the highway.

A Norfolk Southern freight train collided with a trailer stopped on the tracks Monday morning, derailing the train's four engines and damaging the rails. Authorities have said the train dragged the trailer about 100 feet along the tracks about 70 miles north of Indianapolis.

Forty-seven-year-old truck driver David Jones of Indianapolis told investigators he didn't see the train coming. The Pharos-Tribune reports he's been cited for failure to yield.

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