Jun 27, 2022 | Politics

Amtrak Passenger Train Derails in Missouri

Amtrak Passenger Train Derails in Missouri

ABC News reported that an Amtrak train with 243 passengers onboard derailed in Missouri.

Injuries have been reported but it was not immediately clear how many.

First responders reportedly said the train crash near Mendon, Missouri caused multiple fatalities.

The Amtrak train derailed after hitting a “truck that was obstructing a public crossing,” ABC News reported.

Eight cars (where the passengers sit) and two locomotives (where the engines are) derailed at about 12:42 p.m. local time, Amtrak said.

From ABC News:

Passenger Rob Nightingale, 58, told ABC News Live his car tipped to the side and he climbed through a window to escape. He said he saw a little girl crying and her family trying to comfort her.

Nightingale said he saw some people covered in blood.

The train was en route from Los Angeles to Chicago with 243 passengers and 12 crew members on board at the time of the crash, Amtrak said.

Missouri Public Safety officials, highway patrol troopers and other personnel are responding, Gov. Mike Parson tweeted.

Mendon is about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City, Missouri.

This comes one day after an Amtrak train collided with a car in California, killing three people.

This story is developing. Check back for future updates.

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