Stoughton Case Summary

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STOUGHTON, Wis. (AP) -- Local police officer, Sergeant James Sander, is one of three reported dead and three injured following a chemical leak that resulted from a train derailment just outside of Madison Monday evening. According to Dane County Coroner Bud Winston, Officer Sander, 38, of Stoughton was the first responder to the derailment of 22 TransWest Rail train cars on County Highway DD. Sander was found dead near the scene early Tuesday morning. Winston’s initial autopsy findings show that Officer Sander’s death is consistent with suffocation related to the chemical anhydrous ammonia. Chemical burns to his skin were also reported. Tim Deerick, 52, of Illinois and Trevor Reston, 26, of St. Louis, were also found dead on the scene.

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