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UPDATE: Two workers hurt in train derailment out of hospital

SLINGER, WI (WTAQ) - Two Canadian National crew members injured when two freight trains collided in Slinger have been released from a hospital.

Railroad officials said Monday that the train's engineer and conductor were treated for injuries.

Three engines and 10 rail cars jumped the tracks Sunday night, when a Wisconsin and Southern train hit the Canadian National train near the intersection of two tracks in the central part of Slinger, located about 30 miles north of Milwaukee.

Wisconsin and Southern officials said an on-board computer signified an emergency just before the collision -- and investigators plan to find out why.

The derailment caused lumber and about 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel to spill.

Cleanup efforts continue at the site Monday. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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