Update: Derailment east of Havre creates a mess
Twenty-six cars of a 93-car eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train derailed, spreading lumber and other cargo onto the side of the tracks six miles east of Havre Sunday afternoon.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas said the cause of the derailment is under investigation.
He said one crew member suffered a shoulder injury, and another was taken to Northern Montana Hospital for a non-life-threatening injury.
Most of the cars at the front of the train were tipped on their sides, observers said.
Melonas says 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from one of the...