Train engine derails, spills 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel in Youngstown

The accident happened around 11 a.m. Tuesday behind Vallourec Star on Salt Springs Road

A train engine has derailed at the old V & M property on the city's north side.
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A train engine derailed near Vallourec Star on the city’s north side, spilling 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

The accident happened around 11 a.m. Tuesday behind Vallourec Star on Salt Springs Road.

Youngstown Fire Battalion Chief Gary DiTullio said the train had 71 cars and the first couple of engines derailed. The first one was carrying diesel fuel, and it was punctured when it derailed.

The city’s street department put down sand to absorb the fuel. A HAZMAT team was also called for clean-up, but the fuel did not appear to leak into the river, according to DiTullio.

There were no injuries.

Editor’s note: WYTV previously reported that the train spilled 600 gallons of fuel. We later learned that the train spilled 2,000 gallons, and the story was corrected.