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South Carolina Amtrak Train Crash Victims (2018)

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By: kfox

Published: 8 months ago

An Amtrak train collided with a freight train in South Carolina, killing 2 people and wounding at least 100, according to multiple news sources. 

Amtrak number 91 was traveling from New York to Miami with 147 passengers on board. 

The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. in Cayce, South Carolina. 

Lexington County spokesman Harrison Cahill said injured passengers were taken to local hospitals. 

The two people killed were Amtrak personnel, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said in a press conference.

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher released the names of the deceased on Sunday afternoon.

Michael Kempf, a 54-year-old train engineer from Savannah, Georgia, and 36-year-old conductor, Michael Cella, of Orange Park, Florida.

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