A train derailed in Missouri
MENDON, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol said at least three people were killed, A train derailed in Missouri, Numerous injuries reported at a crossing Monday.
Two Scouts from Appleton, Wisconsin, were aboard an Amtrak train that derailed in western Missouri on Monday.
A total of 16 Scouts and 8 adult leaders were on the train, Scott Armstrong, director of National Media for Boy Scouts of America, told CNN Monday.
Authorities said two people were killed inside the train and killed in the truck. They did not release their names.
Several people were also injured.
The accident is said to have occurred at about 12:43 pm local time when the 911 center received calls about a car crash with a train outside Mindon.
The Highway Patrol reported that the train was traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles.
The train collided with a dump truck, causing it to derail
“There were approximately 243 passengers on board, with early reports of injuries,” Amtrak said in a statement.
Local authorities are currently assisting customers and we have deployed Amtrak resources to assist.”
The Highway Patrol said seven cars derailed.
Amtrak said there were 12 crew members on board.
Several people posted pictures of the derailment on social media.
Hospital spokesman Eric Maze said three passengers were taken to Columbia University Hospital.
He had no information about their circumstances.
Among the train’s passengers were high school students from Pleasant Ridge High School in Easton, Kansas, who were heading to America’s Future Business Leaders Conference in Chicago, superintendent Tim Baeng told the Kansas City Star.