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Hoxie Train Collision Update

Two trains collide in Hoxie, killing two people.
HOXIE, AR -- The National Transportation Safety Board wrapped up a press conference earlier this evening.

This, after two people were killed and two others injured during an early morning train collision in Hoxie.

Michael Hiller, who is the lead investigator with the NTSB, made it clear that the organization is not looking into the cause of this accident, but rather the facts.

He did not release the names of the people who died or the two people who were injured.

Also, there was no update on the conditions of those injured.

Hiller mentioned, as well, it's not normal for two trains to travel the opposite direction at the same time, so NTSB will look into why they were doing that at the time of the crash.

As of right now, we don't where the trains were coming from or going to, but Hiller said he hopes to have that answer by tomorrow.

As for those hazardous materials investigators made people evacuate for...it was determined that the materials did not pose an environmental threat, so evacuated residents have been able to go back home.

Michael Hillard said, "The NTSB has put together a team to investigate this accident. We'll look at signal information, track information, and how the crew operated the train."
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