This afternoon, a CSX freight train derailed in the Rosedale area of Baltimore County after striking a truck. The derailment caused a loud explosion, closed down U.S. highway 40, and damaged several buildings near the tracks. A total of 15 railcars were derailed. The only casualty has been the driver of the truck, who was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma center. Rosedale is east of the city of Baltimore, about a mile from the city line.
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