Shortly after midnight, on October 30, 2015, a Canadian National train derailed in Durand, Michigan, consequently damaging a handful of new Chevrolet and GMC trucks.
General Motors spokesman, Tom Wickham, says the automaker is unsure how many trucks were damaged in the incident.
“We know that there were some Flint Assembly vehicles on the train. We don’t know how many. One of the rail cars that went off the tracks – our vehicles were in there.”
The train, which travels from Port Huron to Battle Creek, stops daily at the Flint Assembly to load trucks. Once the trucks are loaded, they are accounted for as dealership property. Local dealers will need to contact GM to report how many trucks need to be replaced.
Wickham is unsure the cost of damage after the incident, but one local dealer representative was quoted to say a “couple of them were totaled.”