KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The MSHP confirmed three people have died in the train derailment. Two people on board the train and one person in the dump truck involved in the crash have died. The MSHP didn't immediately say how many people were injured.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 3:57 p.m. | A passenger about the derailed Amtrak posted video of the scene as people tried to gather their things and exit the train after it crashed into a dump truck near Mendon, Missouri.
So thankful for the people here, safely at the Northwestern high school near Mendon. This town pulled together to help everyone pic.twitter.com/RYAVvQRlPm— Dax McDonald (@cloudmarooned) June 27, 2022
UPDATE , 3:43 p.m. | Amtrak reported there were 12 crew members on board.
Amtrak is instructing families who had friends and family on board of the train to call 800-523-9101.
UPDATE, 3:35 p.m. | KSHB 41 News reporter Megan Abundis spoke with a first responder who helped passengers to safety.
She said it was a disaster, they drove ladders down to help get people off the top of the train.— Megan Abundis (@meganrabundis) June 27, 2022
She said the truck that the train crashed into, ‘flipped over and there’s nothing left of it’ https://t.co/D5DZRnifqE
Update 3:30 p.m. | The Federal Railroad Administration tells KSHB 41 News they have investigators en route to the scene of the crash.
According to the transitdocs website, the train was following a route northeast of Kansas City at the time of the crash:
Update 3:14 p.m. |The MSHP Troop B reported eight train cars derailed during the crash.
The MSHP & numerous other agencies have responded to an injury traffic crash involving a train & a dump truck southwest of Mendon, MO in Chariton County. Approximately 8 train cars have derailed. Local & surrounding agencies are on scene providing mutual aid assistance. https://t.co/QQc2RdXZNG— MSHP Troop B (@MSHPTrooperB) June 27, 2022
Update 2:58 p.m. | Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said he's aware of the situation and asked Missourians pray for those impacted.
"We are saddened to hear of the Amtrak train derailment in Chariton County this afternoon," Parson said. "Troopers, and other emergency management personnel are responding. We ask Missourians to join us in praying for all those impacted."
We are saddened to hear of the Amtrak train derailment in Chariton County this afternoon. @MoPublicSafety, @MSHP troopers, and other emergency management personnel are responding. We ask Missourians to join us in praying for all those impacted.— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) June 27, 2022
Update 2:56 p.m. |MU Health Care told KSHB 41 News that they were expecting three patients from the incident.
The condition of the patients weren't immediately available.
Original story | Amtrak’s Southwest Chief train No. 4 detailed early Monday afternoon in north-central Missouri in an injury crash with a dump truck.
The train, which offers service between Los Angeles and Chicago, stopped late Monday morning to pick up passengers around 11 a.m. at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, en route to Chicago.
KSHB 41 News spoke with Katelyn Ames, a volunteer firefighter with the Mendon Fire Department.
Ames reported multiple people suffered head injuries.
Ames said passengers are being taken to a school in Mendon, the only one in the city.
A gas station is providing food and water for passengers right now.
Train trackers show the train was heading northeast around 12:41 p.m. approaching Marceline, Missouri, at about 90 mph. A position report five minutes later at 12:46 p.m. showed the train had come to a complete stop.
An Amtrak spokesperson told KSHB 41 News that there were 243 passengers on board when the train struck a dump truck at a crossing shortly before 12:45 p.m. in Mendon, Missouri, which is located in Chariton County.
"Local authorities are currently assisting customers and we have deployed Amtrak resources to assist," an Amtrak spokesperson told KSHB 41 News.
The article was originally published by KSHB in Kansas City, Missouri.