Pennsylvania Derailment Won’t Get Full Probe

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Federal railroad authorities say they won't be performing a full investigation of a derailment of 17 freight cars in central Pennsylvania over the weekend.

Seventeen cars of an eastbound Norfolk Southern train derailed in Altoona on Saturday morning. Many of the train cars were carrying brand new cars and vans, including nine cars that overturned. No injuries were reported.

The Mirror reports that the Federal Railroad Administration has conducted a preliminary investigation and determined that the crash doesn't meet its criteria for a full investigation.

Officials cited factors such as the number of cars that derailed and an estimate of damage to track and railroad equipment below the threshold that would warrant a full investigation.

The 107-car train was heading from Fostoria, Ohio to Wilmington, Delaware.

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