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There are reports of deaths and numerous injuries after an Amtrak train collided with a dump truck in Mendon, Missouri. Video, which you can watch below, shows the the collision caused nearly all the train cars to deral and flip over. Following is a statement from Amtrak:
On June 27 at 12:42 p.m. CT, Southwest Chief Train 4, traveling eastbound on BNSF track from Los Angeles to Chicago, derailed 8 cars and 2 locomotives after striking a truck that was obstructing a public crossing near Mendon, Missouri. There were approximately 243 passengers and 12 crew members onboard with early reports of injuries. Local authorities are currently assisting customers. Our Incident Response Team has been activated, and we are deploying emergency personnel to the scene to help support our passengers, our employees and their families with their needs. Individuals with questions about their friends and family who were traveling aboard this train should call 800-523-9101. Additional details will be provided as available.Amtrak
🚨#BREAKING: Numerous injuries reported following Amtrak train derailment— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) June 27, 2022
📌#Mendon l #Missouri
there are reports of multiple fatalities Video show several train cars flipped With multiple injuries. Reports are saying the train possibly hit a dump truck that was in its tracks pic.twitter.com/thQCqHRUyw
Passenger on the Amtrak train that derailed in Missouri gets emotional explaining his escape: "I woke up and then the train started rocking and flickering. And it seemed like a normal jolt. But then I could definitely feel it come off the tracks." https://t.co/cwwuCArNbz pic.twitter.com/lIaTHUHNaz— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) June 27, 2022
A view inside the train, nothing graphic pic.twitter.com/i38fgUbxm3— Dax McDonald (@cloudmarooned) June 27, 2022