Two dead, 80 others injured in train collision in South Carolina

Posted at 8:56 AM, Feb 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-04 11:33:01-05

A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train in South Carolina has left two people dead and 80 others injured. Lexington County spokesman Harrison Cahill says the trains collided in Cayce around 2:45 a.m. Injuries ranged from scratches to broken bones, Cahill said.

The two people killed were both on board the passenger train. 

Amtrak says the lead engine and a few passenger cars derailed on Amtrak 91, which was operating from New York to Miami. There were eight crew members and approximately 139 passengers on board. 

Lexington County Sheriff's Office spokesman Adam Myrick says deputies were transporting the uninjured in patrol cars to nearby shelter.

Amtrak has set up a passenger information line at 800-523-9101. 

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