Track Problem Caused Freight Train Derailment Near Kimball

KIMBALL, S.D. (AP) – A freight train derailment in Brule County is being blamed on a problem with the tracks.

Dakota Southern Railway spokesman Mark Cutright tells The Daily Republic that the wreck on Saturday about 6 miles east of Kimball was caused by a kink or buckle in the tracks. He says it’s not unusual.

Fourteen cars on the grain train went off the tracks. No one was hurt. Cleanup is continuing.

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