Freight trains collide head-on; 2 crew members injured

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Two freight trains have crashed head-on on tracks outside Philadelphia, injuring two crew members.

A CSX spokesman says an empty freight train traveling to Pavonia Yard in Camden, New Jersey, from Richmond, Virginia, collided Friday morning with another CSX train carrying consumer goods and food products to Atlanta from Quebec, Canada.

Neither train was carrying hazardous materials.

Spokesman Rob Doolittle says two crew members were aboard each train during the crash at a track interlocking in Chester.

He declined to comment on the extent of injuries suffered by the two employees.

CSX personnel and local law enforcement are trying to determine how fast each train was traveling at the time and what caused the crash.

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