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South Carolina Train Wreck Leaves at Least Two Dead, 70 Injured

05 February 2018, 06:12 | Katrina Lee

South Carolina Train Wreck Leaves at Least Two Dead, 70 Injured

South Carolina Train Wreck Leaves at Least Two Dead, 70 Injured

National Transportation Chairman Robert Sumwalt gave an update on the crash that happened early Sunday morning in Lexington County, South Carolina. "This was a loading track for a sidetrack - where the collision took place".

"Key to that investigation is learning why that switch was lined (aligned) that way", he said. "Key to this investigation is learning why it was lined that way".

"It appears that the Amtrak was on the wrong track", McMaster said Sunday.

Kempf, a father of three sons who lived in Savannah, Ga., spent 20 years in the Army, his brother said. Both men were in the first auto when the accident happened.

The collision happened at 2:35 a.m., near Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road.

The southbound passenger train's locomotive was lying on its side, and the first auto was bent and also derailed, although it remained upright, according to images from the scene in the small city of Cayce, South Carolina. One auto in the middle of the Amtrak train was snapped in half, forming a V off to one side of the tracks.

Two people have died and more than a hundred have been injured after an Amtrak train collided with a CSX freight train in SC. If signals ahead indicate a problem, the positive train control is supposed to slow down the locomotive remotely. Autopsies are under way, she said at a news conference. "But once we got there and found that she was safe, I just thank God that she was safe". "It appears that Amtrak was on the wrong track", he said.

"No, no. Thats what they said".

"Mentally and psychologically, it's going to be a while for her", Fakorede said. "Safety is our priority".

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Mr. Trump, who is now at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida, tweeted his condolences to the victims.

Here's what the President Tweeted: My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims involved in this mornings train collision in SC.

"There was a lot of violent shaking and everything just came to a stop, and I hit my head on the wall", said Derek Pettaway, 33, of the Philadelphia area, who was traveling with his wife, Erin, 32, to Orlando for vacation. At least two people were killed and dozens injured when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a CSX freight train.

Anyone with questions about passengers on the train can call (800) 523-9101, Amtrak said.

Lexington County spokesman Harrison Cahill said 116 people were injured and transported to hospitals, with injuries ranging from scratches to broken bones.

A spokeswoman for the Lexington Medical Center said they received 27 patients with mostly minor injuries.

One person at Palmetto Heath was in critical condition, while two were in serious condition.

At least three patients were hospitalized in critical or serious condition, with almost all the rest treated for minor injuries such as cuts, bruises and whiplash, authorities said.

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