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Train Crashes Into Semi, Derails In Chattanooga

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Posted at 10:08 AM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 11:25:39-04

Three people have been injured after a train collided with a semi truck.

Authorities said the incident happened Thursday morning in Chattanooga.

Multiple cars derailed when the train hit the 18 wheeler.

The driver of the truck and two people in the engine area of the train were taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries was unknown.

Crews were working at the scene to contain a chemical leak.

Wauxhatchie Pike was blocked by the train derailment. Reports from those on scene said the semi had been cut in half by the crash.

No further details were available.