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Train derails in Bradenton causing fuel spill

MANATEE — A train derailed this morning near Bradenton off U.S. 301 causing a fuel spill along a CSX railroad track, according to Manatee County Public Safety officials.

Five cars on a train derailed at U.S. 301 and Ninth Street East, just north of the Red Barn flea market, causing a 150-gallon diesel fuel spill, according to CSX spokesman Gary Sease.

The cars derailed on private CSX property away from traffic on U.S. 301 and on Ninth Street East, and railroad officials did not allow press access to the accident. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Leinhauser said CSX officials are handling the cleanup of the fuel spill, which is not considered to be a significant environmental hazard.

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