A train carrying four freight cars derailed near Pikes, Washington, killing six people and injuring seven more.
A search and rescue team found the train about 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
It was transporting four cars of compressed natural gas, which is a fuel of the coal industry, said NTSB spokeswoman Mary Dyer.
The railroad posted a notice on its website about the accident.
“The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time,” the notice said.
The accident happened on the eastern edge of Pikes peak rail crossing.
The train had been traveling northbound at about 30 mph when it crashed into a power pole, the NTSB said.
A fire broke out near the accident site.
Five cars were taken off the train and one car was still on the tracks, according the NTAB.
It’s unclear if the two cars carrying the gas are still on track, said Dyer, who didn’t know if the injured were taken to hospitals.
The derailment is believed to have been caused by a train hitting the power pole.
The NTABs preliminary report said the train’s fuel was at the bottom of the tracks.
“As of 6:00 p.p.m., the railroad has resumed operations,” said the notice.
“The NTSB will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as appropriate.”
A train derailed at Piles Peak rail crossings near Pike, Washington on July 6, 2017.
A train from a gas plant in West Virginia derailed and sent four cars tumbling into the railroad tracks, causing an explosion.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.