Freight train derails into Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, destroys walking bridge

Two cards of a CSX freight train derailed as it crossed the Potomac River early Saturday. (Luke Sharrett/Getty Images/)
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Two cards of a CSX freight train derailed as it crossed the Potomac River early Saturday. (Luke Sharrett/Getty Images/)

A freight train crossing the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry in West Virginia derailed early Saturday morning, crashing into the water and damaging the bridge, according to multiple reports.

The CSX train derailed on the Maryland side of the railroad bridge around 3 a.m., WUSA reported. Washington County dispatchers said two empty railroad cars derailed and plummeted into the river, the television station reported.

No injuries were reported, according to WRC. CSX is investigating the incident, the television station reported.

The bridge runs parallel to a walking bridge on the Appalachian Trail, WTTG reported. Maryland State Police, Washington County fire officials, Loudoun County fire officials and the National Park Service responded at about 3:30 a.m., WRC reported.