August 12, 2019: CSX Trains Collide in Ohio Injuring Two Crew Members

Two CSX crew members were taken to a local hospital for evaluation following a collision on Monday morning in Carey, Ohio. The accident took place at a point on the tracks where the rail lines converge into a single track forcing trains to take turns proceeding into the area.
CSX has declined to indicate if one or both trains were moving at the time of the incident but a report filed by the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office noted the northbound train ran past the waiting point and struck the cars on the southbound train. The engineer of the southbound train informed deputies that he had tried to alert the northbound train by flashing his lights, blowing the horn, and calling on the radio prior to the accident.
CSX’s media office stated “CSX is currently investigating the incident and working closely with local first responders to assess the situation as we develop a recovery plan.”
The trains were primarily carrying fracking sand but the derailed locomotive was leaking diesel fuel at the crash site.

CSX trains collide near Carey, derailing cars and spilling fuel