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Morning Sun
  • Trains collide near Mulberry

  • Kansas City Southern and BNSF trains collided in Barton County, Mo., about a mile north and east of Mulberry sometime Saturday afternoon.

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  • Kansas City Southern and BNSF trains collided in Barton County, Mo., about a mile north and east of Mulberry sometime Saturday afternoon.
    From reports on the ground, the KCS train was heading northbound and struck the BNSF train, but not head-on. More than five cars were off the rails.
    Officials from both railroads were unavailable for comment, and all law enforcement officials directed questions to railroad representatives.
    Sources said the KCS engineer and conductor were taken to local hospitals. Conductor Grant Moore, KCS, was taken to Via Christi Hospital. Via Christi representatives were unable to be reached about Moore’s status by press time, but injuries were believed to be non-serious. The engineer, Terry Spurling, was taken from the scene by helicopter to a Joplin hospital. Hospital officials said he was later discharged.
    Haz-Mat crews were on the site by 7 p.m. and crews from Hulcher Services Inc. and RJ Corman Derailment Services were on site to begin cleanup with heavy equipment.

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