One hospitalized after train crash in Wisconsin
Three people were treated for injuries, and one was hospitalized after a Canadian National train crash and derailment in rural Wisconsin on Saturday morning.
The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office responded at 9:19 a.m. to a report of a train collision with injuries near Weirgor Township. At the scene, first responders located and treated all four of the personnel on the trains, and transported one of them to Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake, Wis., with what authorities called "non-life-threatening injuries."
The Sheriff's Office said both trains were southbound at the time of the crash; one train collided with the rear car of the other before derailing and catching fire.
"No train cars containing hazardous materials on either train were involved in the collision (or) fire or were at risk after the collision," the Sheriff's Office reported in a news release.
The incident is under investigation by the Canadian National Police Service. CN personnel are cleaning up the site of the crash.
Wisconsin State Patrol, Sawyer County Hazmat Team, Wisconsin DNR, Sawyer County EMTs and the Exeland, Radisson and Couderay fire departments assisted at the scene.