March 29, 2021: CSX Derailment in Madison Forced Residents to Evacuate

A CSX train derailed near the 200 block of Freda Villa in Madison, TN around 2:30 am on Saturday. According to the Nashville Fire Department, the train was trying to pass an idle train on the tracks behind some homes on Freda Villa. The locomotive was able to successfully pass the idle train but the rail cars struck the train. Eight cars derailed, one crashed into an empty storage building and a sealed tanker car containing ethanol landed in the of one of the homes.
Local residents were evacuated while multiple crews assessed the scene but were able return to their homes once crews determined that there was no danger from the ethanol car. There were no injuries or leaks reported.

Multiple train cars derailed in Madison in early Saturday morning collision

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