3 killed, dozens hurt in Amtrak train crash in Missouri

Troop B authorities state three were killed, however an unknown number of critical patients were transported from the crash scene
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Missouri State Highway Patrol press briefing regarding Amtrak crash with dump truck and derailment 5:05 p.m. June 27, 2022 at Marceline, Mo.

CHARITON COUNTY, Mo. — An Amtrak passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck Monday in a remote area of Missouri, killing three people and injuring dozens more as seven rail cars tumbled off the tracks and landed on their sides, officials said.

Just before 1 p.m. Monday reports of a dump truck colliding with an Amtrak train, causing a derailment southwest of Mendon, Mo. alerted 911 authorities.

The Amtrak train, The Southwest Chief, was traveling to Chicago. The route runs 2,200 miles from LA to Chicago.

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More than 200 passengers and crew on the on the train. Missouri State Highway Patrol confirm three are dead. One in the dump truck and two on the train.

The collision occurred at a gravel crossing, called an uncontrolled crossing where there are no lights.

The train had approximately 8 cars, including a baggage car. Seven cars have derailed.

There are multiple injuries and we can confirm there are 3 fatalities—2 on the train and 1 in the dump truck. Personnel are currently working to secure the scene. The train had approximately 207 passengers and crew members. All injured and uninjured occupants of the train have been transported from the scene.” — MSHP TROOP B

Troop B PIO mentions the numerous agencies involved: Chariton County, Linn County, Macon County, Randolph County Sheriff’s Offices, Brookfield and Macon Police Departments, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri State Park Rangers, Missouri State Fire Marshals, and State Emergency Management Agency. Ambulances from Chariton, Linn, Randolph, Livingston, Macon, Howard, Carroll and Caldwell Counties as well as medical helicopters from multiple service providers responded to the scene. Each agency transported multiple victims to area hospitals. An unknown amount are critical. 

Officials from Amtrak are responding to the scene and the NTSB has been advised.

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