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Sumwalt says investigators don't know if the signals further up the line indicated the track had been switched off the main route.
"My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims involved in this mornings train collision in SC", he tweeted.
Amtrak Train 91 was involved in the crash with a CSX freight train about 2:35 a.m.in Cayce. Everyone was off the train, and the Red Cross was assisting them, the department said on its website. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, the firm said. The train was a regular late-night service between NY and Miami.
TV footage from the scene showed the aftermath of the crash, with the Amtrak engine on its side and its front crumpled.
Lexington Medical Center received 27 patients with mostly minor injuries. The NTSB said it was working to confirm that.
Two buses reportedly transported the worst of the casualties to Palmetto Health Richland. Some were leaving the shelter, and others were coming in, after release from the hospital. "The cafe vehicle that was right in front of us was in much worse shape so we were lucky", she said. A fourth victim is in fair condition. Kempf was from Savannah, George, and Cella from Orange Park, Florida, the county coroner said.
"It's regrettable that we have two fatalities". CSX owns and controls the Columbia Subdivision where the accident occurred.
"CSX owns and controls the Columbia Subdivision where the accident occurred".
Train 91 was carrying 139 passengers and eight crew.
Follow continuous updates below and from News 12's Lia Fernandez in Lexington County.
An Amtrak train traveling between NY and Miami collided with a freight train on Sunday morning, killing at least two people and injuring at least 50 others, according to police officials.
The injuries range from small scratches and bumps to broken bones. "The crew came through really quickly and got everyone detrained in a really calm fashion". The lead engine and some passenger cars derailed, Amtrak said in a statement. He could not confirm if any of the injuries were life-threatening.
A passenger on the train, Carl Bishop, spoke with WXIA, AND says he and his wife were in a sleeping vehicle at the time of the crash.
Lexington County Sheriff's spokesman Adam Myrick said an Amtrak representative spoke to dozens of passengers gathered at a middle school near the site of the crash.
The Amtrak Silver Star was en route from NY to Miami with almost 150 people aboard when around 2:45 a.m.it hit a CSX freight train at an estimated 59 miles per hour, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said.
The Amtrak passenger train was traveling between NY and Miami when it hit the stationary CSX train.