A collision of three CSX Transportation trains caused a massive chemical fire and possible hazardous chemical spill Friday afternoon in northwest Indiana, according to published reports.
No fatalities were reported. Two crew members were taken to the hospital, but law enforcement officials said their injuries aren’t life-threatening, according to the Chicago Tribune. They were listed in stable condition, a hospital spokesman told CBS Chicago.
The newspaper reported one freight train was stopped for an unknown reason when a second train moving westbound struck it from behind. The third train traveling westbound on separate tracks could not avoid the two derailed trains and crashed into them, a source told the newspaper.