Five Injured When Amtrak Train Derails Outside St. Louis

The last two cars of the train left the tracks outside of Granite City.


 
 

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Five Injured in Illinois Train Derailment

The last two cars derailed outside of St. Louis.
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GRANITE CITY, Ill. - Amtrak says five people suffered minor injuries when a passenger train derailed in suburban St. Louis.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the last two coaches on the train left the tracks Sunday evening in Granite City, Ill. The train was headed from St. Louis to Chicago.

Magliari says five of the train's 63 passengers were treated at hospitals for minor injuries. Amtrak gave the rest of the passengers the option of going onto Chicago on charter buses or returning to St. Louis.

Magliari says it's not yet known what caused the two cars to leave the tracks. The train had two locomotives that were pulling five coach cars.

The railway is owned by Union Pacific and Kansas City Southern. The track owners and Amtrak are investigating.



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