What we know about the deadly Amtrak train derailment in Missouri

Three people are confirmed dead in rural Missouri after an Amtrak passenger train derailed. The crash happened near Mendon, Missouri, before 2 p.m. Monday. Here’s what we know about what happened, who was on board at the time, and what the passengers described. in the moments after the train derailed. What happened? Amtrak confirmed that eight cars and two locomotives were impacted by the derailment of a passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago “after colliding with a truck obstructing a public crossing” at 1:42 p.m. Monday There were approximately 243 passengers and 12 crew members on board at the time. The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed to sister station KMBC that two train passengers and the driver of the truck that hit the train are the confirmed deaths so far. Hospitals reported receiving more than 40 patients from the accident. and we expected more. About 20 state and local law enforcement agencies, ambulance services, fire departments and helicopter medical services responded, said Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Justin Dunn said. First responders arrived within 20 minutes of receiving a 911 call, he said. conference in Chicago, Superintendent Tim Beying told The Kansas City Star. According to sister station WISN, two Boy Scout troops from Appleton, Wisconsin, were aboard the Amtrak train. They were returning from the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Scott Armstrong, director of National Media Relations for the Boy Scouts of America, told WISN that 16 Boy Scouts from Troops 73 and eight adult leaders were aboard the derailed train. worried about nothing for themselves,” Armstrong said. “It was one of our scouts who discovered the driver of the dump truck that crashed, located him in the vicinity of the impact, and provided aid and comfort until the driver passed away,” Armstrong said. Video below: Appleton Boy Scout troops on the Amtrak train that derailed in Missouri Boy Scouts of America officials are working with the local council closest to the crash site to try to determine travel plans for the scouts.” We’re figuring out exactly who is where, how beat up they are and how to get them home,” Armstrong said. Two of the adult leaders were transported to local hospitals with what Armstrong described as non-life-threatening injuries. He says that many of the explorers suffered cuts and bruises. Sister station WLWT reports that members of a Greater Cincinnati church group were also among those injured in the train derailment, according to the church’s Facebook page. Our Lady of The Valley posted on Facebook saying a group from her parish was on the train when it derailed. The group was returning from a mission in New Mexico. Our Lady of the Valley said that four of her church members would be taken to the hospital to be checked for injuries. “A lot of back and neck pain, but we all have our lives. The people we met on the train are not well. Pray for everyone involved,” the church said in the post. How did passengers describe the scene? Robert Nightingale, a passenger in a sleeping car, said he was taking a nap when he heard “It all happened in slow motion.” It started rocking, and rocking, and then it blinked, and then all of a sudden all this dust was through my window,” Nightingale, who is from Taos, New Mexico, told CNN. Video below: “We tried to get out as quickly as possible,” says an Amtrak passenger. He said the train fell on the side his compartment was on. Nightingale, who was not injured, said he couldn’t get through. The window, which was blocked by the dirt, so he grabbed his backpack and went out into the hallway. He then moved into a neighboring room where he found a way out and climbed onto the side of the train. He said some people helped others to the ground where he and others walked to the front of the train. He said it looked like the truck had big rocks in it. “It hit something big that caused … all the cars to shut down,” he said. What’s next? The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a team of 14 members to investigate the derailment.Associated Press and CNN contributed to this report.

Three people are confirmed dead in rural Missouri after an Amtrak passenger train derailed.

The crash happened near Mendon, Missouri, before 2 p.m. Monday.

Here’s what we know about what happened, who was on board at the time, and what passengers described in the moments after the train derailed.

What happened?

amtrak confirmed Eight wagons and two locomotives were affected by the derailment of a passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago “after colliding with a truck that obstructed a public crossing” on Monday at 1:42 p.m. On board were approximately 243 passengers and 12 crew members. at the time.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed to sister station KMBC that two train passengers and the driver of the truck that collided with the train are the confirmed deaths so far.

Hospitals reported receiving more than 40 patients from the accident and expected more.

About 20 state and local law enforcement agencies, ambulance services, fire departments and helicopter medical services responded, said Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Justin Dunn said. First responders arrived within 20 minutes of receiving a 911 call, he said.

Who was on board?

Passengers on the train included high school students from Pleasant Ridge High School in Easton, Kansas, who were on their way to a Future Business Leaders of America conference in Chicago, Superintendent Tim Beying told The Kansas City Star.

According to sister station WISN, two Boy Scout troops from Appleton, Wisconsin were aboard the Amtrak train.

They were returning from the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

Scott Armstrong, director of National Media Relations for the Boy Scouts of America, told WISN that 16 Boy Scouts from Troops 73 and eight adult leaders were aboard the derailed train.

“In true explorer fashion, explorers helped their fellow travelers before worrying about anything for themselves,” Armstrong said.

“It was one of our scouts who discovered the driver of the dump truck that crashed, located him in the vicinity of the impact, and provided aid and comfort until the driver passed away,” Armstrong said.

Next Video: Appleton Boy Scout Troops on an Amtrak Train that Derailed in Missouri

Boy Scouts of America officials are working with the local council closest to the crash site to try to determine travel plans for the scouts.

“We’re figuring out exactly who is where, how beaten up they are and how to get them home,” Armstrong said.

Two of the adult leaders were transported to local hospitals with what Armstrong described as non-life-threatening injuries. He says that many of the explorers suffered cuts and bruises.

sister station WLWT reports that members of a Greater Cincinnati church group were also among those injured in the train derailment, according to the church’s Facebook page.

Our Lady of the Valley posted on facebook saying that a group from his parish was on the train when it derailed. The group was returning from a mission in New Mexico.

Our Lady of The Valley said four of her church members are being taken to hospital to be checked for injuries.

“A lot of back and neck pain, but we all have our lives. The people we met on the train are not well. Pray for everyone involved,” the church said in the post.

How did the passengers describe the scene?

Robert Nightingale, a passenger in a sleeping car, said he was taking a nap when he heard something.

“It all happened like in slow motion. It started rocking, and rocking, and then flickering, and then all of a sudden all this dust came through my window,” said Nightingale, who is from Taos, New Mexico. CNN.

Video below: ‘We tried to get out as fast as possible:’ says Amtrak passenger

He said the train fell on the side his compartment was on.

Nightingale, who was not injured, said he couldn’t get through the window, which was blocked by dirt, so he grabbed his backpack and went out into the hallway. He then moved into a neighboring room where he found a way out and climbed onto the side of the train.

He said some people helped others to the ground where he and others walked to the front of the train. He said it looked like the truck had large rocks in it.

“He hit something important to cause … all the cars to shut down,” he said.

Whats Next?

The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a 14-member team to investigate the derailment.

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Associated Press and CNN contributed to this report.

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