20 sickened after Porter Co. 3-train crash

A freight train crashed in Porter County, Ind., leaving numerous cars strewn around the tracks.

January 11, 2012 6:20:42 AM PST
About 20 emergency workers who responded to a three-train crash in northwest Indiana Friday became violently sick.

Officials say it appears a meal the Red Cross served to police officers, firefighters and other emergency responders may be the cause of the illness.

It appears that chemicals spilled in the train crash have been ruled out. Ethanol and diesel fuel spilled just northeast of Valparaiso.

Fires sent up enough smoke for emergency personnel to evacuate a one-mile area.