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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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More than 50 people injured in Amtrak train crash arrive at hospitals across Missouri

Hospitals across Missouri received more than 50 patients who were injured when an Amtrak train in northern Missouri collided with a dump truck Monday afternoon. At least 200 people were on the train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it derailed near Mendon, Missouri, a town about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Three people were killed, and while the patrol said injury numbers are unknown, Missouri hospitals counted at least 51 patients by 7 p.m.

What we know about the deadly Amtrak train derailment in Missouri

Multiple people are confirmed to have died in a rural Missouri after an Amtrak passenger train derailment. The crash occurred near Mendon, Missouri, before 2 p.m. Monday. Here's what we know about what happened, who was on board at the time and what passengers described in the moments after the train derailed.

Amtrak derailment: Three killed in Missouri after train hits truck

At least three people have been killed and dozens more are reported injured after a passenger train derailed after hitting a truck in Missouri. About 243 passengers were on board the Los Angeles-Chicago train when it came off the tracks at a rail crossing near the town of Mendon. Seven...

Three dead, multiple injuries in US train derailment

Three people died Monday when a long-distance train collided with a dump truck in a rural region of the US state of Missouri, leaving multiple passengers injured, local officials said. "There are multiple injuries and we can confirm there were three fatalities -- two on the train and one in the dump truck," Dunn said.

3 Dead and At Least 50 Injured After Amtrak Train Derailment in Missouri

Three people were killed and at least 50 were injured when an Amtrak train collided with a dump truck in Missouri Monday, The Kansas City Star reports. Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesperson Cpl. Justin Dunn said seven cars were derailed following the collision at an uncontrolled intersection in which there are no warning lights or motion gates, per CNN. Amtrak alleges the incident resulted in eight cars and two locomotives leaving the track “after striking a truck that was obstructing a public crossing” near the city of Mendon.

Chicago native recounts moments Amtrak train derailed in Missouri

MENDON, Mo. — Several Amtrak train cars derailed in Missouri on a trip Monday from Los Angeles to Chicago, causing several injuries and three deaths. Chicago native Rob Nightingale was in a sleeper car on the Southwest Chief Amtrak train in rural Missouri when a strange movement caught his attention.

Amtrak passengers recall terrifying moments after the train derailed

MENDON, Mo. — Some of the passengers on the derailed Amtrak train are talking about the terror they felt when the train when off the tracks near Mendon. "It was very overwhelming," said Jason Drinkard, a passenger who was traveling to Chicago when the train derailed. "You would never...