Officials: Train carrying soybeans derails in Lancaster County

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — A Lancaster & Chester Railroad train derailed Monday afternoon in Lancaster County.

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Lancaster County Sheriff's Office spokesman Doug Barfield said that no one was injured when several cars of the train went off the tracks around 3:30 p.m. Barfield said there were no public safety or traffic concerns on or near the tracks that run parallel with State Highway 9.

When Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the scene, several cargo cars were spotted off the track.

Officials said the cars were carrying an agricultural byproduct filled with soybean meal that had been picked up in Kershaw and was going to Chester.

Officials said there were no injuries, and only some of the soybean meal spilled.

Crews are working to determine the cause of the crash.

The train’s main haul is propane, in 30,000-gallon tank cars.