Saturday 19 October, 2019

South Carolina train crash leaves at least 2 dead, 50 hurt

Derailed Amtrak cars after a train traveling from New York to Miami collided with a CSX freight train in South Carolina.  (Fox News)

Derailed Amtrak cars after a train traveling from New York to Miami collided with a CSX freight train in South Carolina. (Fox News)

A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train in South Carolina has left at least two people dead and about 70 people injured.

Lexington County spokesman Harrison Cahill said the trains collided in Cayce around 2:45 a.m. Sunday.

Cahill couldn't say if the two people killed were on the passenger train or the freight train. He says the injuries ranged from scratches to broken bones.

Amtrak says the lead engine and a few passenger cars derailed on Amtrak 91, which was operating from New York to Miami. There were eight crew members and approximately 139 passengers on board

Lexington County Sheriff's spokesman Adam Myrick says deputies were taking the uninjured in patrol cars to a shelter.

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