Freight train derails near Nephi

Freight train derails near Nephi

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NEPHI — Crews are on the scene of a 30-car freight train derailment about 10 miles west of Nephi. The accident happened around 8:15 Saturday morning.

The train had just picked up its load of nonhazardous iron ore when it went off the tracks south of Highway 132 near the town of Parley, said Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt. It was heading to Stockton, Calif.

No one was injured, and the cause of the derailment is unknown at this time, he said.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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