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Crew members injured as UP train derails in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Posted on AllSides April 28th, 2024
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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The engineer and conductor of a Union Pacific train were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a derailment early this morning, the Lee’s Summit Fire Department reports. The fire department responded to a call at approximately 12:45 a.m. of a derailment in the Unity Village area between Rhinehart Road and Northwest Colbern Road and found the train’s locomotives and an estimated 12 to 20 cars of the 144-car train derailed in a heavily wooded area. No fire occurred and no hazardous materials were...

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