Two were killed and 70 injured after an Amtrak train collided with a CSX train early on Sunday morning, according to Fox News.
The collision happened in South Carolina. The Amtrak 91 was heading from New York to Miami.
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The South Carolina Emergency Management Division said Amtrak 91 was traveling from New York to Miami when it collided with the CSX train in Cayce around 2:35 a.m. At least 70 people were transported to local hospitals, Lexington County spokesman Harrison Cahill said at a news conference.
“We have anywhere from scratches and bumps to more severe broken bones,” Cahill told reporters.
Amtrak said in a statement the train’s lead engine derailed, as did some passenger cars that was carrying eight crew members and approximately 139 passengers on board. TV footage from the crash scene showed the aftermath of the collision, with the Amtrak engine on its side and its front crumpled.
Cahill could not say if the two people killed were riding on the passenger train or the freight train.
No immediate information was available about the CSX train, but SCMED Public Information Officer Derrec Becker told reporters that officials are working to secure a fuel leak that resulted from the spill.
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Amtrak crash: Two killed after trains collide in South Carolina https://t.co/IVd1z7g6HS
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Breaking News: Amtrak had its second deadly crash in a week. A collision in South Carolina killed at least 2 people.https://t.co/tGTqI2hFkv
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