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UPDATE: TRAIN DERAILMENT NEAR MENDON

The Missouri State Highway Patrol updated information on the fatal crash involving an Amtrak train and truck in Chariton County on Monday, June 27. At approximately 12:43 p.m., the Chariton County 911 Center received a 911 call of a vehicle struck by a train on Porche Prairie Avenue southwest of Mendon.
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Boy Scout, 15, held dying truck driver’s hand after escaping derailed Amtrak train in Missouri

A 15-year-old Boy Scout recalled helping passengers and the driver of a dump truck following a harrowing Amtrak derailment in Mendon, Missouri.Eli Skrypczak said how his “adrenaline kicked in” when the Amtrak train from Los Angeles to Chicago collided with a driver’s dump truck on Monday.“Something took over and I knew what to do”, he recalled to news station WITI on Tuesday. “It was unreal. It still doesn’t seem real to me”.Speaking with The Washington Post, Eli said he rushed to the front of the train to help other passengers before exiting the wreckage.He then found a man –...
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Off-duty battalion chief praises Boy Scouts' response to Amtrak crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Kansas City firefighters survived the Amtrak train derailment Monday. One of them described the rescue effort that followed and praised work by Boy Scouts and residents of Mendon, Missouri. The two Missouri firefighters were on their way to Chicago for training, KMBC reported. Battalion...
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3 killed, at least 50 hurt when Amtrak train from L.A. to Chicago derails in Missouri

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Dozens of people were hurt and at least three people were killed when Amtrak train derailed Monday afternoon in northern Missouri, while en route from Los Angeles to Chicago.The train had been due at Chicago's Union Station just before 3 p.m., but of course never made it.Amtrak said an eastbound Southwest Chief train derailed after hitting a dump truck at a railroad crossing in the town of Mendon around 12:45 p.m. Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Dunn said at least seven cars on the train derailed. Mendon, with a population of about 160, is about 84 miles northeast...
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Pics/Video: 3 dead after Amtrak train crashes, derails with 243 on board

An Amtrak train carrying 243 passengers and crew members struck a dump truck at an “uncontrolled” railroad crossing and derailed in Missouri while traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago on Monday. According to a press release from Amtrak, multiple cars of an Amtrak Southwest Chief train ran off...
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NTSB INVESTIGATING TRAIN CRASH, DERAILMENT NEAR MENDON

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has more than a dozen investigators on the scene of a fatal train crash and derailment that took place on Monday, June 27, in Chariton County. As of now, four persons have been confirmed to have died in the incident that happened at 12:43...
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Amtrak derailment – live: At least three dead and 50 hurt after train derails in Missouri with 275 on board

Three people have been killed and at least 50 injured when an Amtrak train carrying 275 people derailed after hitting a dump truck in Kansas City, Missouri on Monday.Lt Eric Brown of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a press conference that at least three people had died, two of whom were on the train and one of whom was in the truck.The Southwest Chief Train 4 was on its way from Los Angeles to Chicago when it struck a dump truck. The force of the accident caused the train to derail in the town of Mendon around 12:42pm on Monday, according to Amtrak. “There were approximately 275 passengers and 12 crew members onboard,” Amtrak said in a statement. It said that the company is “deeply saddened” to learn about the deaths of three people, two passengers and the truck driver.The incident is the second in two days for Amtrak trains. On Sunday, three people were killed and two others suffered severe injuries after a train carrying 85 passengers hit a vehicle in rural California.
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