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.