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Train Derails Southeast of Fairbury

41 coal cars jumped the tracks southeast of Fairbury early Sunday morning around 1 a.m.  The Union Pacific said that the train was eastbound pulling 142 cars total.  No one was injured in the incident and the Union Pacific was working with heavy machinery to clean up the crash site.  The cause for the derailment is unknown at this time and it’s unclear how long the clean up will take.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.