CSX dealing with two high-profile crashes Tuesday

At least four people died in a bus-train crash in Mississippi; one locomotive skated over road in New York
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Transportation crews are dealing with a fatal train and bus collision in Mississippi and a freight train derailment in upstate New York on Tuesday evening.

CSX representative Gary Sease tells Trains News Wire in a Tuesday evening email that CSX personnel are working with first responders at a collision of a freight train and passenger bus in Biloxi, Miss. Four people have been killed in the incident with additional injuries, Sease confirms.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon when an eastbound freight train traveling from New Orleans to Mobile, Ala., collided with a charter bus at a grade crossing in Biloxi. The grade crossing was equipped with flashing lights and crossing gates. The train had three locomotives and 52 cars.

Separately, around 3:30 p.m., a CSX freight train traveling from Selkirk, N.Y., to Waycross, Ga., derailed an unknown number of freight cars in Newburgh, N.Y. The incident left a CSX locomotive in the streets of downtown Newburgh.

The train was equipped with three locomotives and 77 freight cars, including 38 loads and 39 empties.

CSX representative Rob Doolittle tells Trains News Wire that the train was transporting hazardous materials, but there are no reports of any cargo leaks or spills.

Doolittle says there is a report of a fuel leak of unknown quantity from one of the train’s locomotives.

Both the railroad and first responders are investigating both incidents.

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