At least two people were killed and dozens more were injured in South Carolina late last night after an Amtrak train collided with a freight train.
According to CNN, authorities confirmed two fatalities and at least 50 people who were injured and have been taken to local hospitals.
The Amtrak train collided with a CSX freight train. Amtrak’s statement provides some detail about the serious accident:
Amtrak Train 91, operating between New York and Miami, came in contact with a CSX freight train at around 2:35 am in Cayce, South Carolina.
The lead engine derailed, as well as some passenger cars. There were 8 crew members and approximately 139 passengers, with injuries reported. People who have questions about passengers on the train can contact us at 800-523-9101. Local authorities are on the scene responding. More information will be provided as available.
You can watch CNN’s report above.
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