A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train in South Carolina has left at least two people dead and more than 100 injured.
The State newspaper reports the crash happened about 2:35 a.m. Sunday near Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road in Cayce, South Carolina. All passengers were removed from Amtrak 91, which was operating from New York to Miami.
Latest update regarding train 91 derailment incident: https://t.co/c8xHxBsNmY pic.twitter.com/nOW5kjxzX4
— Amtrak (@Amtrak) February 4, 2018
Amtrak says the lead engine and a few passenger cars derailed.
There were eight crew members and approximately 139 passengers on board.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster tweeted out his condolences to those affected:
As you and your loved ones gather at church and other houses of worship today, we ask that you pray for those affected and the families of those who have passed away in the train collision this morning.
— Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) February 4, 2018
The Associated Press