Tanker cars carrying crude oil derail, catch fire in Lynchburg, Va.; buildings evacuated

  • Article by: ALAN SUDERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 30, 2014 - 8:45 PM

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Multiple CSX train cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire Wednesday along the James River, with three tankers ending up in the water and leaking some of their contents, becoming the most recent crash involving oil trains that has safety experts pushing for better oversight.

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