- Posted April 30, 2014 by
Train derails in downtown Lynchburg
Officials said 12 to 14 tanker cars were involved in the derailment, which happened shortly before 2 p.m. near Ninth and Jefferson streets. Three or four of the cars were breached, spilling oil into the river. The cause was not immediately known.
Lynchburg City Manager Kimball Payne has declared a state of emergency. City officials say CSX representatives, and possibly the train company's CEO, are en route.