CSX: Men killed in NC train wreck from SC

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    MINERAL SPRINGS, NC (AP) — Officials say the two crew members
    killed in a freight train crash in North Carolina that crumpled
    train cars and forced evacuations of nearby homes were from South
    Carolina.

    CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan says 36-year-old Greg Hadden of
    Greenwood, S.C., and 33-year-old Phillip Crawford Jr. of Abbeville,
    S.C., were killed early Tuesday when one train traveling east
    through the Union County town of Mineral Springs struck another
    from behind.

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    Two crew members were treated at the scene.

    Federal authorities are investigating the crash that sparked a
    fire that burned throughout the day. National Transportation Safety
    Board spokesman Peter Knudson said the full investigation could
    take more than a year, though preliminary findings could be
    released sooner.

    Officials say the six families evacuated have been allowed to
    return home.



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