DEAF SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the BNSF Railway Company confirmed with that a train derailed Wednesday morning northeast of Hereford.

According to a statement provided to, an eastbound intermodal freight train derailed 17 cars around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday northeast of Hereford. Officials said there were no injuries to the train crew.

The statement said that teams from BNSF are on site with equipment to clear the area and restore the track. Officials said that the cause of the derailment is under investigation.