An Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed after colliding with a dump truck in Missouri on Monday afternoon — leaving at least three people dead and dozens injured.
The train crashed into a dump truck at a public railroad crossing in Mendon, Missouri, 100 miles east of Kansas City, at 1:42 p.m. local time, Amtrak said in a statement.
The collision happened at an “uncontrolled crossing” with no lights or electronic devices, said Cpl. Justin Dunn of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at a press conference.
The dead included two people inside the train and one inside the dump truck, he said.
Amtrak said 243 passengers and 12 crew members were onboard.
Seven of eight cars derailed, Dunn said.
Eric McKenzie, the superintendent with Charlton County Ambulance Service, told CNN that there were multiple fatalities and that at least 50 people were injured.
Officials at the press conference couldn’t say how many people were hurt. more