15 Cars Involved In Train Derailment Near Altheimer

Dec 2, 2016

Emergency crews are responding to a train derailment in south central Arkansas involving at least 15 cars, including one carrying propane. No injuries were reported.

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Melody Daniel says the derailment happened after 4 p.m. Friday near the small town of Altheimer.

Daniel says some cars have been overturned while others are piled on top of one another. She says the propane is not leaking from one of the cars and Jefferson County emergency crews have contained the scene.

Daniel says ADEM has not been called to the site. She had no information on what the train was carrying or what caused it to derail.

Altheimer is located about 40 miles southeast of Little Rock.