Investigators Release Images Prior to Train Derailment
Police have released images of two individuals pictured near train tracks before a train derailed in north Tulsa last week.
Tulsa Police announced Monday morning that the individuals shown in the photos are suspected of tampering with a parked BNSF train's air break system. Train company officials believe their tampering was an act of vandalism.
Previous reports from KTUL state that the derailment happened between Yale and Sheridan north of Pine Street. The incident caused 57 rail cars to "release and roll away colliding with a mixed freight train."
After the collision Department of Environmental Quality officials were on the scene working with hazmat to contain the diesel fuel that leaked from both engines to a nearby creek.
Investigators are now hoping the photographs will help bring more information to the case. BNSF is offering a $100,000 reward for anyone that helps authorities arrest the person or persons responsible for tampering with the train.
Those with information can contact the BNSF tip line at 1-800-832-5452 or Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.