Diesel Fuel Is Spilled in Crash of Freight Trains

<i> Associated Press</i>

Two freight trains collided Sunday at an intersection, dumping thousands of gallons of diesel fuel and causing $1 million in damage, authorities said.

Two crew members suffered minor injuries. Both were treated at a hospital and released.

The wreck dumped 8,000 gallons of fuel in this small town about 70 miles south of Indianapolis. Cleanup was expected to be completed Monday morning, CSX spokesman Robert Gold said.

The collision also ignited a fire in one of the train’s engines. It was extinguished in about 30 minutes.


CSX hoped to reopen the line by Monday morning. The cause of the accident was not immediately known.