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Cargo train derails near Deming

J.R. Oppenheim
May 30, 2017 05:32 PM

DEMING, N.M. -- A Union Pacific train hauling more than 100 empty containers derailed near Deming on Tuesday, injuring two people on board.

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Twenty containers were left on the side of the tracks while others sustained heavy damage when the train derailed around 1:30 p.m. It's unclear what caused the derailment, but Union Pacific spokesperson Jeff DeGraff said they are investigating.

The crew members were treated for minor injuries.

The derailment forced Gunter Ranch Road near Deming to close. DeGraff said the route will remain closed for several hours and trains will be rerouted.

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J.R. Oppenheim

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