Wisconsin train crash hurts 2 people, spills fuel

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Associated Press

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 22 at 12:00 AM

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) — Crews are cleaning up at the site of a freight train collision in southeastern Wisconsin that caused cars to derail, injured two people and spilled thousands of gallons of fuel.

A spokesman for Canadian National Railway Co. says the derailed CN locomotives and cars have been righted and the track is expected to reopen Monday evening.

CN spokesman Patrick Waldron says the southbound Canadian National train struck several Wisconsin & Southern Railroad cars around 8:30 p.m. Sunday at a rail crossing in Slinger, about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

Slinger Fire Chief Rick Hanke says about 5,000 gallons of diesel spilled from a locomotive fuel tank.

Some 100 people who live near the crash site were evacuated as a precaution but were allowed to return early Monday.

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