Police Investigate Rail Accident in Bethel

Vermorailroad tracknt State Police in Royalton are investigating a rail car accident that happened on Saturday just before 11 pm, near the intersections of Rt. 12 and Rt. 107 in Bethel.  Railroad maintenance determined that someone disengaged the brakes on two grain cars causing them to hit a third grain car and derailing all the cars. This incident is being actively investigated as a felony vandalism case with initial estimates of the damage believed to be in excess of $30,000. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Vermont State Police at 802-234-9933.

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