BREAKING: 2 dead, 100 injured after Amtrak passenger train collides with freight train

BREAKING: 2 dead, 100 injured after Amtrak passenger train collides with freight train
Image: The State video screen grab

[Ed. – Tragedies come in pairs.]

A Sunday morning crash involving an Amtrak passenger train and a freight train in Cayce, South Carolina, killed at least two people and injured more than 100.

Here are the major developments of the morning.

  • There were eight crew members and approximately 139 passengers on board. Anyone seeking info about passengers on Train 91 should call the Amtrak info line at 1-800-523-9101.
  • The two people who were killed were Amtrak employees, according to SC Gov. Henry McMaster.
  • The crash between the Amtrak train and a CSX freight train occurred near Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road around 2:35 a.m. Sunday. The lead engine and a few passenger cars derailed.
  • The Amtrak train appeared to be on the wrong track, according to SC Gov. Henry McMaster, when it collided with a freight train that was stationary and on a loading track.
  • All the passengers have been removed from Amtrak 91, which was operating from New York to Miami.

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