A BNSF freight train derailed in Vado, New Mexico on Wednesday morning. While the official cause of the derailment is currently under investigation, the State Police have said they believe the derailment was caused by two railroad ties that were left on the tracks.
Two railroad employees suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital for evaluation. Amy Casas, spokesperson for BNSF, said two locomotives and twelve empty rail cars derailed and leaked thousands of gallons of diesel fuel. The cleanup is expected to take several weeks.
Train derailment at Vado injures 2, causes millions of dollars damage