KENTON, Oh. — A runaway train carrying hazardous materials went on a 112 km journey through Ohio Tuesday, with nobody aboard to stop the train.
The train was stopped when a rail employee jumped onto the locomotive and brought it to a screeching halt.
Police cars had to race past the train, which was travelling at speeds of up to 74 km-h, to block traffic at rail crossings.
“It would have been a disaster if it would’ve derailed in town,” Sgt. Maj. Mike Blair of the Wood County sheriff’s office in Bowling Green, told local media.