3 dead, multiple injured after an Amtrak train hits a truck and derails in Missouri

An Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed Monday in Missouri,

leaving at least three people dead and multiple people injured, authorities said. 

Seven cars and two locomotives on an Amtrak Southwest Chief train derailed.

According to Amtrak, the train was carrying about 243 passengers 

and 12 crew members when it collided with a dump truck at around 12:42 p.m. 

CT near Mendon, Mo., about 100 miles outside of Kansas City.

Two people from the Amtrak train were killed in addition to one person in the dump truck,

Missouri State Highway Patrol Corporal Justin Dunn told reporters during a news conference Monday afternoon.

Dunn told reporters there were at least 207 passengers and about 14 crew members,

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