No injuries in five-car train derailment

Posted at 1:53 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 19:17:02-04

Investigators from the Union Pacific Railroad are trying to find out what caused five cars to derail Wednesday morning in south Nampa.

The accident happened about 9:30 a.m. near King’s Road.

“The derailment involved five cars -– three, with loaded auto racks (carrying vehicles), one empty lumber car and one grain car,” said UPRR spokesman Justin Jacobs.

All 5 cars derailed, but stayed on their wheels.

No one was injured, and all the cars’ cargo remained intact.

“The main line was unaffected,” Jacobs said, so other trains continued to use the track.

“The investigators are gathering statements from witnesses, interviewing the locomotive’s engineer, and assessing the damage,” he said.

Workers will also be trying to return the cars to the tracks.

“Typically, we are extremely safe,” Jacobs pointed out. "But every so often, accidents of this nature happen.”