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Approximately 20 train cars derailed in railroad incident near Coolidge, officials say

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Posted at 1:56 PM, Feb 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-21 19:23:57-05

COOLIDGE, AZ — Railroad officials are investigating what led to nearly two dozen train cars getting derailed Monday morning southeast of the Valley.

Union Pacific spokeswoman Robynn Tysver said approximately 20 of their cars derailed just before noon about five miles south of Coolidge, near the intersection of Storey and Christensen roads.

No injuries were reported in the derailment, Tysver told ABC15.

Responders are working to clean up a chemical, cyclohexanone, which leaked because of the derailment.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office was contacted to assist as the incident is investigated. Officials have not yet said what may have caused the cars to go off the tracks.