MCKEESPORT (KDKA) – Officials are investigating after a train derailed in McKeesport late Saturday night.

According to CSX spokesman Gary Sease, 12 cars of a CSX train derailed around 11 p.m. near the Jerome Street Bridge. The train was heading from New Castle to Connellsville.

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CSX officials said the train consisted of 88 cars, four locomotives and contained a mixed freight. At least one car was believed to be carrying scrap metal.

As a result of the derailment, the McKeesport Marina was evacuated as a precaution.

“We were fishing. We were down at the docks right under the bridge,” Ashley Bound said. “All of a sudden, we heard a loud – the train was loud coming across. We heard sparks and a bunch of debris was falling off the bridge and then, I saw the train derail and just a bunch of smoke. They evacuated the docks.”

Officials are investigating the cause of the derailment, but witnesses said the train appeared to be going too fast.

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“A train crossed about 15 minutes before that and it wasn’t going as fast. But, this one seemed like it was moving with a head of steam,” Pete Miller said.

There are no reported injuries.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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