Spectacular train wreck destroys Jeep Gladiators :(

  1. 77badriand

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    https://fox13now.com/2019/07/10/doz...royed-in-spectacular-nevada-train-derailment/

    Dozens of brand-new cars destroyed in ‘spectacular’ Nevada train derailment

    POSTED 4:45 PM, JULY 10, 2019

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Nevada — Dozens of brand-new cars and pickup trucks were destroyed after 33 train cars derailed near Caliente, Nevada, on Wednesday.

    Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee confirmed the crash just after 9:00 a.m. and said it happened about 30 miles from the Utah-Nevada border.

    Lee said the crash was the most spectacular mess he has seen, with mostly new Jeep Rubicons and pickup trucks destroyed in the derailment.

    County road 4230 from Elgin, Nevada, to Carp, Nevada, is completely closed until Thursday, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and it will remain partially closed for the next 7-10 days because construction equipment, train cars and debris are blocking the road.

    Lee said the train had cars hauling hazardous material but none of those cars were impacted by the crash. A hazmat tanker was two cars away from the derailed section of the train, according to Lee.

    Lincoln County borders Utah and Arizona and ends just north of Mesquite, Nevada, on the south side.

    Caliente, Nevada, is just over 100 miles from St. George, Utah.

    Union Pacific is investigating the cause of the derailment and will turn the results of that investigation to the Federal Railroad Administration.

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    I call that, Job security
     
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    sorry my phone corrected to "keeps" and i didn't notice
     
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    Well, that sucks. I hope no one was hurt.
     
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    I am so glad to have picked ours up last week...so sorry for those that will be waiting even longer for their JT...
     
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    #7 Jul 10, 2019
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    Why do I have a bad feeling?

    Looks like a white Rubicon..

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    That SUCKS for somebody...maybe a lot of somebody's.
     
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    Shouldn't the tonneau cover remain 'locked' and closed if the tailgate hasn't been opened;)? Too early:facepalm::lipssealed:?

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    That’s what you get for wanting to call it a Scrambler.

    Don’t worry, I’m sure it’s mine on some scenic route to Houston.

    EDIT: I did insert a smiley emoji but it isn’t sticking. Just joking...
     
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    My tonneau inspection concludes when a boulder tries to punch through it will open without the tailgate down.

    Note boulder under bed of upside down truck....
     
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    That sucks,First I hope nobody was injured also I hope they were at best
    dealer inventory and not special order or LE's .
     
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    is that an le badge on the tail gate i couldnt zoom in enough but its the right shape
     
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    The rims look like the black LE version as best I can tell.
     
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    This was heading West, so
    This train was heading West, so West coast
    I took a known LE badge image, flipped it the same orientation as this, and it's definitely looking like a LE

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