Train Fire Clues & Lawsuit Filed

It’s still uncertain what caused a North Central Kentucky train crash but clues continue to be gathered.

The two crewmen aboard, told federal investigators there were no signs of problems with the CSX train. The National Transportation Safety Board said the CSX crew reported feeling “slack” among the cars after the train climbed a hill near Brooks, Ky.

A short time later the crew reported feeling two short tugs and the emergency brake deployed. So far, no defects in the track have been found.

Meantime, a lawsuit has been filed against CSX on behalf of seven Bullitt County residents who accuse the railroad of negligence and failing to warn citizens promptly after a fiery train derailment.

The plaintiffs were from two Bullitt County households who want the court to certify their suit as class action.

The suit filed in federal court in Louisville maintains that many hours lapsed before the plaintiffs learned of the risks to their health and property posed by the incident.

CSX officials say there will be a response after the suit is received.

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