Freight train derails in Porter Co.

June 17, 2010 4:40:41 AM PDT
The derailment of a freight train sent about 14 train cars off the tracks in northwest Indiana's Porter County Wednesday.

The accident happened in a wooded area near Valparaiso, just south of U.S. Highway 6.

The Porter County Sheriff's Office says the CSX freight train was carrying non-toxic cargo, but a hazardous materials team was sent as a precaution. The few homes nearby were not evacuated.

No injuries were reported in the accident.