- Associated Press - Sunday, June 24, 2012

GOODWELL, Okla. (AP) — Three people are missing after two freight trains collided Sunday in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

Texas County Emergency Management Director Harold Tyson said the trains crashed about 10 a.m. near Goodwell, which is near the Texas border.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Betsy Randolph said at least three people are missing, but she wasn’t sure how many people in all were on the trains or whether there were injuries or fatalities.

Union Pacific Railroad spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza said the company owns both trains involved in the accident, but she did not have any details about what happened.

Mr. Tyson said the collision sparked a diesel fuel fire that firefighters were working to extinguish. There were chemicals on at least one train, but the flames were not near them, he said.


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