Authorities are investigating the cause of a freight train derailment in northern Arizona that wrecked 23 cars and many new cars.
Coconino County emergency management officials said the derailment occurred around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, east of Williams, 53 miles west of Flagstaff.
They said the BNSF fleet contained a variety of new cars, vans and trucks.
Photos of the derailment show many cars and freight cars badly damaged, a white van sticking out of another damaged rail car, and an upside-down car lying under another freight car. was in the picture.
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County emergency management officials said cleanup had already begun Thursday morning.
Texas-based BNSF Railroad did not immediately contact the train about the derailment.
A spate of train derailments across the country in recent months has raised concerns about rail safety in the United States.