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Trains collide in Pickens County, AL injuring several people


Alabama. Four people were injured and all were airlifted to a hospital, according to Abston. The extent of their injuries are unknown at this time, but those injured are workers on the train. The collision happened just feet from homes on Wright Drive but ...


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Two train engines collided near the Alabama/Mississippi state line. Posted: Dec28, 2017 6:42 PM Updated: Dec29, 2017 8:25 PM Posted By: Emily Leonard, Cody Long, Zac Carlisle PICKENS COUNTY, Ala(WTVA) - Two train engines collided near the Alabama/Mississippi state line sending several people to the hospital.  Pickens County Sheriff David Abston says the collision happened around 4:30 p.mThursday near Wright Drive and Lock and Dam Road in Pickensville, Alabama Four people were injured and three were airlifted to a hospital, according to Abston.  The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time, but those injured were workers on the trainOne of those injured was treated and released from medical treatment Thursday nightOne of those injured was identified by family and friends as Tony Coxey of Monroe CountyHe's currently at the University of Alabama-Birmingham hospital receiving treatment The collision happened just feet from homes on Wright Drive, but those who live there were fine Jim Irvin with Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway says the reason for the two engines to collide is still not knownHe says the trains have recorders and investigators will download and analyze them later.  The engines will be cleared Friday afternoon Irvin says it's not likely the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident

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