Four boxcars derailed in Commerce
A partial train derailment in Commerce on June 1 resulted in four boxcars leaving the track, according to a Commerce Journal report.
Four boxcars were unhinged from a train behind the former Covidien building and came off the tracks between Knight and Sycamore Streets, police chief Kerry Crews told the Commerce Journal.
“From what I can determine, apparently someone unhooked four boxcars from the rest of the train,” Crews said. “They rolled eastbound along the tracks.”
A safety device that intentionally derails wayward boxcars kept the cars from continuing to roll down the tracks, Crews said.
Commerce police are investigating the incident, the report said.