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No One Injured In Monon Train Wreck

Last updated on Thursday, June 13, 2013

(MONON) - Indiana State Police have reported a train wreck just west of Monon near State Road 16 in White County.

None of the 89 passengers were injured.

White County Emergency Management Director Dean Mullens says initial reports are that the train's conductor and the truck driver suffered minor injuries in Wednesday morning's collision near the town of Monon about 30 miles north of Lafayette.

The train hit a tractor that was hauling a 1,000-gallon tank of anhydrous ammonia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anhydrous ammonia is a pungent gas with suffocating fumes that is used as a fertilizer.

Mullens says the tank is upright and is not leaking.

Train 851, called the Hoosier State Train, running between Indianapolis and Chicago hit some farm equipment, causing the wreck.

Mullens says the train had about 85 passengers who were taken to a Red Cross shelter at the county's fairgrounds.

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