- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) - Investigators will try to determine what caused a train’s computer to signal an emergency situation before it collided with another train in a southern Wisconsin community, injuring two crew members and prompting a neighborhood evacuation.

Southern & Wisconsin Railroad spokesman Ken Lucht says the engineer on the SWR train applied the brakes because the onboard computer sensed that something was wrong prior to colliding with a Canadian National Railway train in the Washington County community of Slinger Sunday night. Lucht says investigators will interview the crews from both trains and inspect the trains’ equipment to determine what type of emergency was indicated.

Seven Southern & Wisconsin train cars derailed causing some lumber to spill. Three engines and three cars of the Canadian National train also derailed. Two people on the CN train were injured.



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