Another Amtrak passenger has died in Monday’s train crash with a dump truck at a railroad crossing in Missouri, officials said Tuesday.
Probers with the National Transportation Safety were at the scene Tuesday investigating the accident.
Missouri State Highway Patrol said the latest fatal victim was a passenger on the train, which was carrying 275 passengers and heading to Los Angeles from Chicago when it collided with the vehicle near Mendon and derailed.
The truck driver, along with two other passengers, were also killed in the wreck.
The force of the crash caused eight train cars and two locomotives to detach from the tracks and topple over, officials said.
Roughly 150 people, many of whom were forced to crawl out of train-car windows, were taken to local hospitals with a variety of injuries. Some victims were severely wounded, officials said.
Survivors recalled being violently tossed in the air before desperately clambering over seats and luggage to exit the train.
There were no lights or signals at the site of the crash.
NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy told the Washington Post that the agency has asked for any footage captured by cameras on the train.
The tragedy took place roughly 100 miles northeast of Kansas City.
There have been three deadly Amtrak derailments in the past decade resulting in 14 fatalities.
A Philadelphia wreck claimed the lives of eight passengers in 2015 when a train hit a curve at 50 mph curve at more than 100 mph.
Three people were killed in another Amtrak crash in the state of Washington fewer than three years later, in 2017.