Train collision results in derailment in Lexington County – Deaths reported – injuries
Lexington County emergency officials are on the scene of train collision and derailment near Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road. Lexington County reported the incident around 5 a.m. Saturday morning.
No more details were available, but more information is coming according to Lexington County officials. Lexington County photo.
At least two people were killed. according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, when the Amtrak passenger train collided with a CSX freight train.
About 50 people were transported from the scene with injuries, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
The collision occurred about 2:35 a.m.
The Amtrak train was No. 91, traveling between New York and Miami. The Amtrak train’s lead engine derailed, as did some passenger cars, an Amtrak statement said.
The passenger train had eight crew members and approximately 139 passengers aboard.
Red Cross personnel are on the scene and a shelter is being opened.