Photo via Lexington County Sheriff’s Department
An Amtrak train carrying 139 passengers collided with a CSX freight train in Lexington County, South Carolina at around 2:45 a.m. on Sunday morning. Two people were confirmed dead and approximately 70 were injured. EMS reportedly transported over 50 people to hospitals in the area. All passengers were removed from the train.
“The injuries range from cuts and bruises to severe broken bones. All the injured have been transported to local hospitals.” Derrec Becker, South Carolina Emergency Management Division public information officer
Update: The two people killed on the Amtrak train were Amtrak employees.
Amtrak train 91 had left Penn Station in New York en route to Miami, when it collided with a CSX freight train, and subsequently some of the cars derailed. Uninjured passengers were taken to a Middle School in the area to warm up. The Red Cross was assisting the Lexington County