Four people were injured Friday when two Norfolk Southern trains collided about 1:15 p.m. in Sandersville.
An eastbound train left Atlanta hauling containers and cargo headed for the Savannah port. A second train, used by Sandersville-area businesses in their local area, was headed west hauling wood chips and scrap metal, said Rick Harris, a Norfolk Southern spokesman.
The trains crashed near Sunhill Grange Road off Ga. 242 southeast of Sandersville.
Harris said some of the wood chips and scrap metal was spilled on the ground.
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Two crew members were taken to Augusta for treatment while two other crew members went to a Sandersville hospital, he said. The extent of the injuries wasn’t clear late Friday afternoon.
Three locomotives and four train cars derailed in the crash, Harris said.
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