August 15, 2022

Amtrak derailment: Three killed in Missouri after train hits truck

In a statement, Amtrak – the US national rail operator – said that the “Southwest Chief” train travelling eastward from Los Angeles struck “a truck that was obstructing a public crossing” near Mendon, a town of approximately 160 people located 84 miles (135km) from Kansas City. Twelve crew members were also on board.

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