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Freight train collision in Wisconsin injures two

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A southbound Canadian National Railway Co. train hit several Wisconsin & Southern railroad cars at around 8:30 p.m. on July 20 at a rail crossing in Slinger, Wisconsin, which is located 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, the Associated Press reported.

According to Canadian National spokesman Patrick Waldron, the collision caused three engines and 10 cars to derail, hospitalized an engineer and a conductor on the Canada National train, and spilled 5,000 gallons of diesel from a locomotive fuel tank. Slinger Fire Chief Rick Hanke said Hazmat (hazardous materials) crews placed booms around the spilled fuel to keep it from flowing further into nearby residences, and maintenance crews worked on correcting the derailed cars.

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