More information is being learned about the train derailment in Paris yesterday (Thursday) morning.
According to the accident report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, it happened at 11:01 when a westbound Norfolk & Southern locomotive operated by 52-year old Anthony L. Colley of Moberly struck a northbound unoccupied 2018 Kenworth tractor trailer stopped on Highway 15 on the tracks.
The locomotive and 5 to 6 box cars then derailed, striking three dump trucks parked near the tracks, totaling one and causing minor damage to the other two.
Colley and another employee, 39-year old Jerrid J. Hulett of Moberly were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
According to a Tweet from Troop B, the train was carrying car parts, grain, and car frames while the tractor trailer was hauling a 196-foot silo tank.
According to the MoDOT Traveler Information Map, Highway 15 in Paris is closed in both directions until further notice.
(photos courtesy or MSHP Troop B Twitter)