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WRIGHT, Wyo. (AP) _ Two freight trains collided Saturday in eastern Wyoming coal country, derailing nine cars and injuring crew members, officials said.

It was unclear how many were injured when an empty Burlington Northern Santa Fe train rammed a stopped, loaded one in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. Each train had a two-member crew.

``Initial reports indicate non-life-threatening injuries to crew members,'' said Gus Melonas, a railroad spokesman based in Seattle. He said emergency personnel had arrived.

The wreck, about 55 miles south of Gillette, happened when the empty, northbound train with 119 cars struck the southbound, loaded train with 123 cars that had stopped on the track.

The four lead cars on the empty train derailed but its two engines stayed on the track. Both engines and the three lead cars of the loaded train derailed.