Paris Train Derailment

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)