21 Train Cars Derail in Downtown Area, Smash Into Building and Vehicle

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Another day, another train derailment.

This time, the incident occurred just before 3:00 p.m. in the small unincorporated town of Glendale, Kentucky, in Hardin County, about five miles south of Elizabethtown.

Kentucky State Police told WLKY that an 18-wheeler had stopped on the tracks, forcing the train’s conductor to brake hard.

WLKY wrote that “at least eight railcars” had come off the tracks; however, the station’s broadcast report put the number much higher, at 21. Ariel footage apparently taken by drone appeared to show eight derailed cars, as well as the semi truck stuck on the tracks.

The train appeared to have stopped about 70 yards before it would have hit the stopped truck.

The presence of a tow truck in front of the semi seemed to indicate that the 18-wheeler was stuck on the tracks, unable to move.

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