Sioux County Sheriff

Train Derailment northwest of Hull *drone video* – July 31

On Wednesday, July 31, at 8:32 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a train derailment that occurred on the BNSF Railway, five miles northwest of Hull, IA.

Upon further investigation, responding personnel discovered that approximately 25 of the 83 car train derailed. The train cars consisted of refrigerated, tank, freight and rock cars; the specific contents of the derailed cars is unknown at this time and being assessed.

No injuries were reported.

The Hull Fire Department, Hull Ambulance, Rock Valley Fire Department, Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the derailment location. Sioux County Emergency Management was unavailable at the time and Lyon County Emergency Management assisted in its absence.

Here is a link to a video taken on Thursday, August 1, from our drone:

Updates will be made available as the investigation continues.