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2 Dead in New Amtrak Crash

Passenger train collides with freight train in SC; at least 50 injured
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2018 5:32 AM CST
2 Dead in New Amtrak Crash
Several Amtrak cars derailed after colliding with a CSX freight train in South Carolina.   (Lexington County)

(Newser) – At least two people are dead and 50 more injured after an Amtrak train collided with a CSX freight train early Sunday in South Carolina, reports CNN, derailing the Amtrak lead engine and some of its passenger cars. The accident, which involved Amtrak's New York-to-Miami Train 91, occurred about 2:30am in Cayce, SC, south of Columbia. Amtrak said it had 139 passengers and eight crew aboard. (Read more Amtrak stories.)

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