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Sheriff's office: At least 3 killed in Amtrak derailment

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — At least three people were killed Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, an official with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office said.

9/26/2021 6:06:00 AM

BREAKING: At least three people died when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana , an official with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office said. Amtrak said in a statement that there were multiple injuries.

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — At least three people were killed Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana , an official with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office said.

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — At least three people were killed Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, an official with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office said.Dispatcher Starr Tyler told The Associated Press that three people died in the derailment. She did not have more details. Amtrak said in a statement that there were multiple injuries.

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The Empire Builder train derailed about 4 p.m. near Joplin, a town of about 200, Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said in a statement. The accident scene is about 150 miles (241 kilometers) north of Helena and about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the border with Canada.

The train had about 146 passengers and 16 crew members onboard, Abrams said.The train consisted of two locomotives and 10 cars, with seven of those cars derailing, he said.Megan Vandervest, a passenger on the train who was going to visit a friend in Seattle, told The New York Times that she was awakened by the derailment. headtopics.com

“My first thought was that we were derailing because, to be honest, I have anxiety and I had heard stories about trains derailing,” said Vandervest, who is from Minneapolis. “My second thought was that’s crazy. We wouldn’t be derailing. Like, that doesn’t happen.”

She told the Times that the car behind hers was tilted over, the one behind that was entirely tipped over, and the three cars behind that “had completely fallen off the tracks and were detached from the train.”Speaking from the Liberty County Senior Center, where passengers were being taken, Vandervest said it felt like “extreme turbulence on a plane.”

Amtrak was working with the local authorities to transport injured passengers and safely evacuate all other passengers, Abrams added.The National Transportation Safety Board will send a 14-member team, including investigators and specialists in railroad signals and other disciplines, to investigate the crash, spokesman Eric Weiss said.

Five Amtrak cars derailed around 3:55 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time and no other trains or equipment were involved, Weiss said. The train was traveling on a BNSF Railroad main track at the time, he said.Photos posted to social media showed several cars on their sides. Passengers were standing alongside the tracks, some carrying luggage. headtopics.com

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The images showed sunny skies, and it appeared the accident occurred along a straight section of tracks.Amtrak said that because of the derailment, the Sunday westbound Empire Builder will terminate in Minneapolis, and the Sunday eastbound Empire Builder train will originate in Minneapolis.

Other recent Amtrak derailments include:— April 3, 2016: Two maintenance workers were struck and killed by an Amtrak train going more than 100 mph in Chester, Pennsylvania. The lead engine of the train derailed.— March 14, 2016: An Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed in southwest Kansas, sending five cars off the tracks and injuring at least 32 people. Investigators concluded that a cattle feed delivery truck hit the track and shifted it at least a foot before the derailment.

— Oct. 5, 2015: A passenger train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., derailed when it hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge. The locomotive and a passenger car spilled down an embankment, derailing three other cars and injuring seven people.

— May 12, 2015: Amtrak Train 188 was traveling at twice the 50 mph speed limit as it entered a sharp curve in Philadelphia and derailed. Eight people were killed and more than 200 were injured when the locomotive and four of the train’s seven passenger cars jumped the tracks. Several cars overturned and ripped apart. headtopics.com

____Associated Press Tom Krisher contributed to this report. Read more: The Associated Press »

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I have been on that train. I always feel so safe on a train - I guess you never really know. The article also lists other recent accidents and this isn’t as unusual as I thought. We really need to pass the infrastructure bill! Sure hope Montana has hospital capacity for the injured - cause COVID is taking all the beds!

🙏🏾❤❤🙏🏾 Terrible tragedy. 🙏🏻 But we don’t need to improve our infrastructure right? 🙏

Multiple Injuries After Amtrak Train Derails In MontanaThe train had about 147 passengers and 13 crew members onboard, Amtrak 's spokesman said.

Kinda crazy this happens after this earlier this month OMG Libs love choochoo trains. 🙏 I eat spoonfuls of yogurt, sundaes, milkshakes & coffee w whipped cream, eggs. I have been outside stores, ice cream stands, my car in parking lots, Convenient Stores. Problem seen when I went into eatery & same could be done. It shut down with the word spoonfuls overheard.

Curious to learn more but I’ve been in a wind storm in Montana and it can knock over just about anything. Damn it....you beat Covid and then get killed on an Amtrak train..... Biden's Amtrak good luck

Multiple injuries after Amtrak train derails in MontanaJOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — Multiple people were injured Saturday when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed Saturday afternoon in north-central Montana , the train agency said. The Empire Builder train derailed at 4 p.m. this is terrible news At least 3 dead, per CBS News:

40K people die every year in car crashes. At the end of the day, trains are safer and we need more trains in America and less cars on the road.

3 dead in Amtrak train derailment in MontanaBREAKING: At least three people are dead after an Amtrak train derailed in remote northern Montana , the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department confirmed. Officials did not say how many total were injured. MORE: New video shows the aftermath of an Amtrak train derailment in Montana that killed at least three people, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department. Officials did not say how many total were injured in the incident. From this view, looks like the locomotives made it through the turnout. Broken rail? Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. Read more

Multiple Injuries After Amtrak Train Derails In MontanaMultiple people were injured after an Amtrak train derailed in north-central Montana . good luck That's terrible. Shit. Sucks for them. To be in that situation on the weekend. Stuck in Montana. 🙃🙃🙃 For sure Biden will use this accident to promote his infrastructure legislation.

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3 dead in Amtrak train derailment in MontanaBREAKING: At least three people are dead after an Amtrak train derailed in remote northern Montana , the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department confirmed. Officials did not say how many total were injured. MORE: New video shows the aftermath of an Amtrak train derailment in Montana that killed at least three people, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department. Officials did not say how many total were injured in the incident. From this view, looks like the locomotives made it through the turnout. Broken rail? Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. Read more