JANUARY 12, 2005 - Posted at 11:07 a.m. CST
RAVENDEN, AR - A freight train derailed early this morning in the Ozark foothills of western Lawrence County, near Ravenden, according to a spokesman with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department.
One car of a southbound Burlington Northern-Santa Fe freight left the tracks at approximately 1:15 a.m. today, according to company spokesman Joe Faust. Faust said no one was injured in the mishap, which is currently under investigation. The accident resulted in a small spill of approximately 20 gallons of diesel, which was contained in just over two hours, according to Faust. "No homes or businesses had to be evacuated. The accident was in a pretty remote area," said Faust.