An Amtrak train apparently traveling on the wrong track collided with a CSX freight train early Sunday in South Carolina, killing two Amtrak employees and injuring more than 100 people, Gov. Henry McMaster said.
It was the third deadly wreck involving Amtrak in less than two months.
“They weren’t supposed to be meeting like that, clearly,” McMaster said. “It appears that Amtrak was on the wrong track.” He said the CSX train seemed to be on the track it was supposed to be on.
The wreck involving Amtrak Train 91, heading from New York to Miami, occurred at 2:35 a.m. in Cayce, S.C., about 10 miles south of Columbia, according to Derrec Becker of South Carolina Emergency Management.