Two injured in train derailment near New Underwood
Multiple agencies responded to a train derailment near New Underwood Friday morning.
The call came in for the train derailment around 2:50 a.m. near Sharpe Rd.
An eastbound Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad train consisting of three locomotives and 60 loaded cars of clay, cement and scrap metal encountered a significant washout due to flash flooding at New Underwood, SD. The three locomotives and approximately 15 railcars derailed, with the lead locomotive on its side.
Two people were trapped under the train after being in the lead locomotive. The locomotive was partially submerged in water when rescue crews had to extricate the victims. They sustained what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to Rapid City.
No other people were involved in the accident.
Crews continue to work on cleaning up the derailment.