Am Amtrak train was derailed on Monday afternoon after it ran in to a dump truck on a railroad crossing.

Authorities have reported three deaths so far and at least 50 injured, according to a CNN report.

Kansas City News Reports

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“Several cars of an Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed Monday afternoon after it struck a dump truck at a crossing in northern Missouri, Amtrak announced.

More than 200 people were on board the train at the time of the crash, which was first reported about 12:43 p.m. near Mendon, Missouri, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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Three people were killed in the crash, the patrol said, including two people on the train and one person in the dump truck. A spokesman for the patrol said the total number injured was not known, but a local ambulance service official told CNN that at least 50 people were hurt.

The train was identified as a Southwest Chief Train 4. Mendon is about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City.”

Victims were taken to a nearby high school to reunify people with their families and provide a place for emergency responders to provide services.

High school students were reportedly on the train who were on their way to a conference in Chicago.

There have been no reports on if students are among those injured or deceased.

Investigating authorities have not commented on if the truck driver’s collision in to the train was accidental or intentional or on the truck driver’s identity at this time.

This is a developing story.


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