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No injuries in central Illinois freight train derailment

ELKHART – Union Pacific spokeswoman Calli Hite said no one was injured after a late-night freight train derailment Monday, and no hazardous materials were involved.

Eighteen of 77 cars carrying automobiles and other materials derailed about 10:30 p.m. Monday near Elkhart.

The train was traveling from East St. Louis to Proviso, which is outside Chicago.

Buses were used to transport passengers where needed after expected train delays Tuesday. Amtrak didn’t specify which services were affected.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Department said some area roads were closed, and crews were been called to assist with cleanup.

Hite said the derailment’s cause is under investigation.

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