Train derails in White County, 1 person injured

McRAE, Ark. (AP) - A train derailment near McRae in White County has sent one person to the hospital and left 25 railcars off the tracks.

Union Pacific railroad spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza says the 2 p.m. Saturday accident occurred when a train with 56 cars was passing three stopped locomotives on a parallel track.

The locomotive of the moving train hit 1 of the stopped locomotives and injured an engineer inside the stationery vehicle. Espinoza says he was taken to a hospital for treatment and his condition wasn't immediately known.

The train was headed from Laredo, Texas, to Salem, Ill., and was hauling mainly auto parts. No hazardous material was involved.

Crews are on the scene to clean up the wreckage but Espinoza didn't have word on how long that would take.

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