At least 2 dead 50 hurt in South Carolina Amtrak crash

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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WLTX/WBTW) – At least two people are dead and over 50 are injured after an Amtrak train and a freight train collided in Lexington County early Sunday.

The collision happened overnight near Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road.

Those injured have been taken to local hospitals, and officials confirm everyone has been removed from the trains. Dozens of law enforcement and another personnel are on the scene.

Emergency officials say a shelter has been set up at Pine Ridge Middle School for passengers. Amtrak says people with questions about passengers should call 1-800-523-9101.

The Red Cross is on the scene and is opening a reception site at Pine Ridge Middle.Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, weather and sports.

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