Train derails after collision in Central Washington

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a freight train derailed in Central Washington in a collision with a truck, one day after an oil train derailed north of Seattle. BNSF spokesperson Courtney Wallace says the BNSF train collided with a semi-truck southeast of Yakima near Mabton just before 10 a.m. Wednesday. Wallace told The Seattle Times that three locomotives and eight empty grain cars derailed. The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says there were “minimal injuries.” Wallace says the collision is under investigation. The Washington State Department of Ecology said diesel was leaking and that teams were headed to the site. On Tuesday, a BNSF Railway train carrying Bakken crude oil derailed in Northwestern Washington, and several cars caught fire.