https://www.kmbc.com/article/passenger-train-derails-missouri-monday-afternoon/40435950

KMBC has confirmed that an Amtrak passenger train has derailed in rural Missouri early Monday afternoon. Several train cars can be seen on their side in photos posted to social media shortly after the incident. The crash appears to have taken place near Mendon, Missouri. Amtrak has confirmed that several cars derailed on train four traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago after striking a dump truck at a public crossing in Mendon, Missouri, at 1:42 pm. There were approximately 243 passengers onboard with early reports of injuries. Local authorities are currently assisting riders; Amtrak says it has deployed resources to help. Information on injuries or potential fatalities has yet to be confirmed by emergency services or other authorities. One passenger, Rob Nightingale, was on the train and went live on Facebook shortly after the derailment. In his video, he can be heard saying that he believes the train collided with a truck attempting to cross the tracks. Several other passengers have posted photos of what appears to be several passenger cars on their side. This article will update with more information as it comes into the Channel 9 newsroom.

Missouri Highway Patrol has confirmed that an Amtrak passenger train has derailed in rural Missouri early Monday afternoon.

Several train cars can be seen on their side in photos posted to social media shortly after the incident.

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The crash appears to have taken place near Mendon, Missouri.

Amtrak has confirmed that several cars derailed on train four traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago after striking a dump truck at a public crossing in Mendon, Missouri, at 1:42 pm. There are approximately 243 passengers onboard with early reports of injuries.

Local authorities are currently assisting riders; Amtrak says it has deployed resources to help.

Information on injuries or potential fatalities has yet to be confirmed by emergency services or other authorities.

One passenger, Rob Nightingale, was on the train and went live on Facebook shortly after the derailment. In his video, he can be heard saying that he believes the train collided with a truck attempting to cross the tracks.

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Several other passengers have posted photos of what appears to be several passenger cars on their side.

This article will update with more information as it comes into the Channel 9 newsroom.

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