3 dead, at least 50 injured after a fatal Amtrak train derails in Missouri

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3 people died, and at least 50 others were injured after an Amtrak train derailed. The crash was caused after the train hit a dump truck in an uncontrolled public crossing in Mendon, Missouri. 

According to Amtrack, 8 passenger cars and two locomotives are derailed at about 12:43 p.m. local time. 

Two train passengers were killed, along with a person in the dump truck, Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpt. Justin Dunn said. 

Eric McKenzie, the superintendent of Chariton County Ambulance Service, announced that at least 50 people were injured.

The train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago with 243 passengers and 12 crew members on board. All of the train passengers were evacuated. 

At least 13 victims have been hospitalized. 

Passengers stand around several cars of an Amtrak train that derailed after hitting a dump truck at a public crossing in Mendon, Mo., June 27, 2022. (Rob Nightingale)

The National Transportation Safety Board said it is launching a 14-member go-team to investigate the crash. 

The incident happened a day after an Amtrak train collided with a car in California, leaving 3 people dead.