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Two Dead, Dozens Injured In South Carolina After Amtrak Train Collides With Freight Train

Heartbreaking news out of Lexington County this morning as an Amtrak train and freight train collided overnight.

In the early hours of the morning, a crash between an Amtrak train and freight train occurred in South Carolina.

Lexington Sheriff on Twitter

BREAKING: Train collision and derailment near Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Rd. More details to come.

The crash has resulted in two fatalities and at least 116 injuries.

Chad K. Mills on Twitter

116 people were transported. That's up from 70. #breaking @wis10 #sctweets

According to WSOC, 139 people were aboard the Amtrak train at the time the accident occurred.

Just after 2:30 a.m., authorities in Cayce received a call stating that Amtrak train 91 had derailed after colliding with the freight train.

As of 18 minutes ago, all passengers were removed from the train.

Lexington Sheriff on Twitter

All passengers are off the train. #LESM #LCSDnews

Lexington Sheriff on Twitter

CONFIRMED: Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has confirmed two deaths in passenger train versus freight train. Please follow and share official sources for such information.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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