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NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy to provide update on deadly Amtrak crash in north-central Missouri

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Jun 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-29 17:57:50-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy will provide another update Wednesday regarding the deadly train derailment near Mendon, Missouri.

The new conference will be at 5 p.m. and will be live-streamed on the KSHB 41 News website.

Four people died, including the truck driver and three passengers from the Kansas City area, and approximately 150 were injured and transported to the hospital after Amtrak’s Southwest Chief train No. 4 struck the back of a dump truck in the crossing at Porche Prairie Avenue in Chariton County in north-central Missouri.

Authorities are expected to identify the people who died in the crash Wednesday.

Homendy said Tuesday that the NTSB, an independent federal agency that reviews airline crashes and other major civil transportation incidents, had ruled out mechanical failure of the train and damaged tracks as possible causes of the crash.

Repair crews have been on scene since Monday to deal with the derailed train cars and fix the sections of track damaged in the crash.

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