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4th person dies in Amtrak train derailment in Mendon, Missouri

4th person dies in Amtrak train derailment in Mendon Missouri


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.

A fourth person has died after an Amtrak train struck a truck and derailed in Missouri on June 27, 2022.
Rich Sugg/The Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

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.

About 150 people were hospitalized with a variety of injuries after the deadly accident.
About 150 people were hospitalized with various injuries after the deadly accident.
Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

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.

The crash took place about a 100 miles from Kansas City.
The crash took place about a 100 miles from Kansas City.

Three people were killed in another Amtrak crash in the state of Washington fewer than three years later, in 2017.



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