(Hamilton)--A collision between two trains on the Norfolk Southern tracks near North Gilmore and Bobmeyer Roads early Tuesday resulted in a derailment. A southbound train rear ended the second train just after 1:30am, causing three cars to come off the tracks, including two tankers. Two crew members on the first train were taken to the hospital for treatment. Hazmat crews were sent to the scene because the cars were carrying pulpwood and two loads of Butane. Norfolk Southern Media Relations released the following statement to WMOH:
"At approximately 1:33 AM, Norfolk Southern Intermodal train 25A heading southbound in Hamilton, OH collided into the rear of another Norfolk Southern train, number 143, derailing the rear three cars of train 143. One crew member of 25A reported an injury. Both crew members of 25A have been taken by ambulance to a local hospital for examination."
"The rear three cars of 143 comprise one load of pulpwood and two loads of butane. No leaks and no fires have been reported. However, Norfolk Southern has called in a hazardous materials team to oversee the recovery process. Additionally, Norfolk Southern subcontractors are en route to address the derailed cars themselves."
Fairfield City Schools were on a two hour delay because of the incident.