DENVER, CO – Representatives Tisha Mauro, D-Pueblo and Matthew Martinez, D-Alamosa today released the following statement following a train derailment outside Pueblo:
“We’re deeply saddened and concerned by the derailment in northern Pueblo County of a large coal train, and we mourn the semi-truck driver who was killed during the incident. We are truly grateful for the first responders and Colorado State Patrol who have been on scene to assist in traffic navigation, communication and operations.
“While the cause for the derailment is still unknown, our community is now grappling with a massive cleanup effort and the re-opening of I-25 to ease travel and economic disruptions. We are committed to working toward solutions alongside our colleagues in the legislature and other officials to ensure the safety of the railways our community and economy relies on.”