WORKERS INSPECT the wreckage after two CSX trains collided Monday morning north of Carey. As a precaution, two crew members were transported to the hospital for evaluation, the railroad reported. (Photos by Randy Roberts)

CAREY — A collision involving two CSX trains north of Carey early Monday morning resulted in about 25 rail cars and one locomotive being derailed. CSX reported that the incident occurred at 5:15 a.m.

According to the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred in a section of the tracks between County Highway 5 and County Highway 3 where the railroad goes from two sets of rails down to one. The sheriff’s office indicated that a northbound train apparently entered the single rail before a southbound train was clear from the single rail.

Most of the derailed cars contained sand for use in energy production, CSX reported. Preliminary reports indicate that an unknown quantity of diesel fuel spilled from the derailed locomotive, according to CSX. As a precaution, two crew members were transported to the hospital for evaluation, the railroad reported. CSX is currently investigating the incident and working with first responders to assess the situation and develop a recovery plan, according to a CSX spokesperson.

Assisting at the scene were the Carey Fire Department and the Wyandot County EMS.

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