At Least 2 Dead, 70 Injured in South Carolina Amtrak Train Collision

The location of the crash in Cayce South Carolina

The lead engine and several passenger carriages of Amtrak Train 91, which was operating from NY to Miami, derailed after coming "in contact" with the freight train, Amtrak said in an emailed statement.

Two people are dead after a train crash in SC Sunday morning.

Amtrak says its train's lead engine and some of the passenger cars derailed.

The Silver Star was on its way from NY to Miami with almost 150 people aboard around 2:45 a.m. when it plowed into the CSX train at an estimated 59 miles per hour, Gov. Henry McMaster said.

The governor said investigators have yet to determine how the Amtrak train ended up on that stretch of track.

Train 91 was carrying 139 passengers and eight crew.

The two dead were Amtrak employees on the passenger train, according to McMaster.




The CSX train was stationary, Mr. McMaster said, and appeared to be on the correct track.

"We should have had a lot more casualties, but we didn't", said Lexington County coroner Margaret Fisher, who identified the dead at an afternoon news conference.

"My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims involved in this mornings train collision in SC", he wrote Sunday on Twitter. The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation. According to Dr. Steve Shelton with Palmetto Health, one patient was critical late Sunday morning and two others were in serious condition. In his words, CSX had opened the arrow to the side track, where the passenger train departed from the main line and crashed into the stopped freight train.

President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences around midday. "Thank you to our incredible First Responders for the work they've done".

Officials on the scene added this information about the accident.

At least four cars of the freight train, which was northbound before it was parked, were crumpled, looking like crushed tin foil, but remained on the tracks.

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