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Details of the Amtrack® train derailment in Mendon, Missouri
Three people are dead and at least 50 injured after an Amtrak® train derailed Monday in Missouri–two of the people who were killed were aboard the train while the third was in a dump truck that the train struck.
Amtrak® said the train collided with the dump truck at a public crossing near the city of Mendon
Authorities said the tragic incident happened at an uncontrolled intersection -- without warning lights or motion gates -- where a gravel road crossed the railroad tracks southwest of town.
The train was traveling to Chicago and had about 243 passengers on board when it derailed near the city of Mendon, located approximately 100 miles northeast of Kansas City.
Secretary Pete Buttigieg tweeted, "Saddened by the tragic loss of life and injuries in the Missouri train derailment today & Northern California collision over the weekend."
NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy could not comment on the specifics of the investigation but did say that they are requesting speed data on the route as well as data recorder information and camera footage from Amtrak®.
Amtrak® Train Derailments Leaves Injuries, Deaths
Amtrak® Train Derailment Quick Facts:
- Derails in Mendon, Missouri after colliding with a dump truck
- 2 locomotives and 8 cars left the track with 243 passengers and 12 crew on board
- Total of 3 fatalities, and at least 50 injured
Train derailment incidents are estimated to kill 1 person every 100 minutes — plus, each year almost 1,000 people are killed in train-related accidents nationwide.
Train crashes can result in loss of life and property for train passengers and the general public.
Victims and families of victims of train derailments are eligible for a free case evaluation and legal compensation if eligible.
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