LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Waynoka, OK train derailment has happened today. The Waynoka, Oklahoma train accident was one mile east of town. The train was en route to Los Angeles, officials tell news.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. (BNSF) tells news that no persons were injured during the crash Sunday August 11, 2013. Joe Faust, Director of Public Relations for BNSF, issued a news statement moments ago confirming that the train was transporting consumer products. It was near NS 330 and Comanche Rd at the time of the derailment.
Faust issued a news statement moments ago to Rusty Surette indicating that “This was a BNSF Railway train heading westbound to Los Angeles. It derailed at 7:30 am this morning. Cause of the derailment is unknown at this time.”
He added “A total of 40 tailors derailed. The train was going 56 mph when it derailed. The speed limit is 60 mph. There were no injures and no hazmat spills.” No passengers were on the train at the time. No service eruptions are expected for tomorrow with all tracks to be cleared before sunrise, officials tell news. No evacuation orders have been issued for neighboring towns.