Company: Train derails in Wis.; injuries unclear

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) — A spokesman for Canadian National Railway Co. says three locomotives and several railcars on a southbound train have derailed in Wisconsin.

Patrick Waldron says the derailment happened Sunday night near Highway 144 in the town of Slinger.

He says two crew members were on board. The extent of any injuries is unclear.

Local emergency officials and company officials are on scene. Waldron says it's unclear whether any materials were spilled.

Waldron says preliminary reports indicate the southbound train struck cars on another train.

Firefighter Scott Krueger with the Slinger Fire Department said an evacuation is in progress of homes within a half-mile radius of the site.

Krueger says at least one person with injuries was reported. The extent of injuries was unknown.

Slinger is about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee.