Texas freight train collision injures 2, no hazmat onboard

Two rail employees were injured in a train collision and derailment in Texas Sunday.

According to a company representative, two rail workers were injured in Texas by a train collision that led to a derailment.

Union Pacific spokeswoman Kristen South told The Associated Press in an email that a Union Pacific freight was collided with parked unoccupied train in Chico, Texas around 7 p.m.

After the train derailment near County Road 1540, the locomotive engineer and the conductor are being treated for their injuries. South confirmed that no one else was aboard the freight train.

The Wise County Emergency Operations Center released a statement stating that one patient was transported via helicopter to a hospital and another was transported via ambulance to Wise Health System, Decatur, Texas.

South reported that three locomotives and 15 grain cars were derailed but the train did not carry any hazardous materials.

South, when asked about the speed at which the train was traveling during the accident, said that Union Pacific was investigating what caused the accident. No other information was available.

Wise County Office of Emergency Management and Texas Department of Public Safety, as well as fire departments from Chico and Bridgeport, Lake Bridgeport, and Sand Flat in Texas, responded at the scene.