AMARILLO (September 25, 2013)--Three freight trains collided early Wednesday in the Texas Panhandle, leaving four crew members injured, two critically.
About 30 cars derailed in the crash.
The Department of Public Safety said the accident happened before dawn Wednesday just east of Amarillo, where an eastbound train rear-ended a stopped train, and then a westbound train collided with the two-train wreck, Senior Trooper Chris Ray said.
BNSF Railway spokesman Joe Faust says two crew members on the first train suffered non-life threatening injuries and that two from the second train are critically hurt.
Faust says the trains were hauling flatbed cars carrying truck trailers and that no hazardous materials spilled.
Authorities are trying to determine what caused the accident.