Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Disasters

Train derails in New Mexico, killing 3 railroad workers

Authorities say three train operators were killed when their freight train derailed in southern New Mexico's Grant County and plunged down a ravine.

State Police Sgt. Oscar Sosa says the three men were inside the locomotive when the crash occurred Saturday.

Sosa tells the Las Cruces Sun-News that the locomotive was pulling eight cars near Bayard — about 75 miles northwest of Las Cruces — when it went off the tracks and down a 40- to 50-foot ravine. The cars derailed moments later.

The train was operated by Southwestern Railroad and was carrying a form of iron that is not hazardous, according to operations manager for railroad Chris Grimes.

The paper says the cause of the accident hadn't been determined.

A state police spokesman did not immediately respond to Associated Press calls for additional comment.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 4.02% up 3.98%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.13% up 2.98%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.27% up 4.14%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.12% up 3.00%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.45% dw 3.52%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.67% up 4.32%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.03% up 3.99%  
$30K Loan Graph 4.99% dw 5.00%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.35% dw 4.36%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.35% dw 4.36%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.69% dw 2.83%  
36 M Used Graph 3.18% dw 3.36%  
48 M New Graph 3.02% dw 3.15%  
48 M Used Graph 2.91% dw 3.00%  
60 M New Graph 3.06% dw 3.17%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.39% -- 0.39%  
1 yr Graph 0.70% up 0.69%  
5 yr Graph 1.50% -- 1.50%