TrainDerailment4MORTONS GAP, Ky. (3/16/13) - The Kentucky State Police responded to a train derailment that occurred on US41 (Hopkinsville Road), between Mortons Gap and Nortonville, on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 3:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, Troopers discovered that 15 rail cars had derailed and were on their sides.  All cars were empty and no one was injured.  The State Highway Department was notified and has a detour set up while CSX crews work on getting the cars back on the rails.  The roadway, between South Hopkins Middle School and KY 813, could be closed for approximately 18 hours.

Sergeant Dean Patterson, Sergeant Trent Weaver, Trooper Joseph Bartolotti, Trooper Nick Rice, and Trooper Nathan Craft responded to the scene.  They were assisted by the Hopkins County Emergency Management, South Hopkins Fire Department, The State Highway Department, and CSX.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Chris King
Photo provided by Jessica Frodge

CLICK HERE to read the Original Article/Report

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6184

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 17, 2015 5070

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 14, 2015 4941

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 3596

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 16, 2015 3366

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10061

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8452

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 5070

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 3596

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 17, 2015 1206

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 17, 2015 1174

Two Charged in Connection with Powderly Firearms…

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 1051

Police Officers Building Up Community by Helping…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 947

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 891

MPD Offers Advice On Prom, Underage Drinking

by Lt. Billy Poe
April 17, 2015 879

'The Bidding is On' at Annual Library Auction

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 635

Free Seedling Plantings Available While Supplies…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 581

Brown Pitches Baseball to Series Opener over…

by UK Athletics