Train collision in downtown Texarkana causes derailment but no injuries

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Two trains have collided in downtown Texarkana, Texas derailing one locomotive, pushing four cars off the tracks and causing no major injuries. The two trains collided near the rail yard in Texarkana, Texas around the viaduct and Phenie Street at approximately 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

The train that was derailed was carrying auto parts and automobiles and is now laying on its side off the tracks. No hazardous materials were involved in the collision.

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According to Fire Chief Eric Schlotter, the driver engineer of one Union Pacific train was treated for minor injuries and released at the scene by emergency personnel.

AEP SWEPCO is on location repairing power poles that were damaged and torn down during the crash. There are no traffic implications expected for Tuesday morning.

TXK Today will have updates at first light.

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