Amtrak derails in Missouri, at least 3 are hospitalized

MENDON, Mo. — Multiple injuries are reported after the Amtrak Southwest Chief train struck a dump truck at a public intersection and derailed near Mendon, north of Marshall.

The derailment is about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City, or about two hours by car.

Amtrak confirms there were 243 passengers on the train at the time and there were injuries.

A picture of the scene shows passengers seated to the side of at least four overturned train cars. People living near the derailment said a total of seven cars went off the tracks.

Several people with injuries were taken to a nearby high school for treatment.

According to Dispatch audio shared on Broadcastify, rescue workers also urged a trailer carrying mass casualties and all local emergency services from surrounding areas to report to the crash site.

The University of Missouri Health in Columbia confirmed it is treating three patients injured in the derailment.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson had just learned of the derailment while appearing at an event in Kansas City on Monday afternoon.

“It’s a terrible situation, I know several cars have derailed. We believe there may be some deaths, but it’s far too early,” said Missouri Gov. Mike Parson. “It’s very unfortunate every time a train and several wagons derail, it’s not a good day.”

The train left Kansas City for Chicago on Monday afternoon.

This is an evolving story; Check with FOX4 again for updates.

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Dais Johnston

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