CAYCE, S.C. (NEWS10) — A crash between an Amtrak passenger practice and a CSX freight practice in South Carolina has left at the least two individuals lifeless and greater than 50 injured
The 2 deaths occurred within the Amtrak practice, not the freight practice, Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher confirmed.
Accidents ranged from minor cuts to damaged bones, a spokesman for the South Carolina Emergency Administration Division informed CNN.
Amtrak initially stated in a press release, “Amtrak Practice ninety one, working between New York and Miami, got here in touch with a CSX freight practice at round 2:35 am in Cayce, South Carolina.”
The assertion continued, “The lead engine derailed, in addition to some passenger automobiles. There have been eight crew members and roughly 139 passengers, with accidents reported. Native authorities are on the scene responding. Extra info will probably be offered as obtainable.”
CSX stated in a press release, “This morning at roughly 2:30 a.m., an incident involving a CSX practice and an Amtrak practice occurred in Cayce, SC close to Dixiana Street and S.R. 26. Stories of accidents have been confirmed. An emergency response plan has been activated to offer full help. Lexington County authorities have been notified and are responding to the incident. Further info shall be made out there as particulars of the incident are confirmed.”
A spokesperson for Lexington Medical Middle in West Columbia, South Carolina, informed ABC Information that it acquired 25 sufferers with minor accidents. The spokesperson added that Palmetto Well being Middle additionally acquired sufferers, however the variety of sufferers and the accidents sustained is unclear.
Amtrak says the lead engine and some passenger automobiles derailed.
There have been eight crew members and roughly 139 passengers on board.