Freight trains collide, derail near central Ohio plant


MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police say two people suffered minor injuries when two freight trains carrying cargo boxes collided and about 10 train cars overturned in central Ohio.

The accident happened around 10 a.m. Tuesday in the area of the Scotts Miracle-Gro plant located just southeast of Marysville.

The names of the two injured CSX employees weren’t released. They were taken to Memorial Hospital with injuries that weren’t believed to be serious.

Deputy Chief Tony Brooks says the victims were the only people onboard the locomotives at the time of the crash.

Union County Emergency Management Agency officials say the train wasn’t carrying hazardous materials but fuel was spilled. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency responded.

Brooks says the trains were on the same track when they collided but it’s unclear how the accident happened.

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