(New York Times) A CSX freight train carrying chemicals crashed into a trash truck on Tuesday and derailed in this Baltimore suburb. The explosion that followed rattled homes at least a half-mile away, sending up a plume of smoke that could be seen for miles, officials and witnesses said.
Hazardous materials teams were called to the scene of the derailment in a Baltimore suburb on Tuesday, but officials said that no toxic inhalants were burning, and no evacuation was ordered.
The train went off the tracks about 2 p.m. Hazardous materials teams were called to the scene, but Kevin Kamenetz, the Baltimore County executive, said at a news conference that no toxic inhalants were burning, and officials did not order an evacuation.
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The truck driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition and two CSX workers aboard were uninjured, fire officials said.