Union Pacific coal train collides with another train & rail car derailed; no one hurt

ST. FRANCIS -- Emergency crews from St. Francis and Cudahy are dealing with a train accident that occurred on Tuesday evening, September 29th near St. Francis Avenue and Kinnickinnic Avenue in St. Francis.

We're told a Union Pacific coal train collided with another Union Pacific train, which was carrying rail.

Union Pacific officials say one of the rail cars derailed. Officials say that rail car was empty.

There were no leaks following this incident -- and no immediate danger to the public.

No injuries have been reported.

The train was on the tracks from St. Francis Avenue south to Layton Avenue -- blocking traffic.

First responders were waiting for Union Pacific officials to get the damaged rail car removed from the tracks.

Union Pacific officials issued this statement to FOX6 News:

"We apologize for the inconvenience to motorists and are working to bring a new train crew to the site so we can clear the train that is causing the blocked crossing. The accident's cause is under investigation."

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