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Cole County not immune to fatal train wrecks

Cole County not immune to fatal train wrecks

Cole County isn’t immune from deadly accidents involving cars that were hit by trains. Public Works Director Eric Landwehr remembers one that happened near Elston … Mo – Dot has the primary responsibility for installing crossing gates and lights and maintaining those crossings. Landwehr say traffic numbers usually dictate if a crossing …

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Derailed train was going nearly 90 MPH at time of crash

Derailed train was going nearly 90 MPH at time of crash

(AP) — An Amtrak passenger train was going about 87 mph (140 kph) when it collided with a dump truck at a rural Missouri railway crossing, killing four people The speed limit is 90 mph at the crossing where the collision occurred. The Southwest Chief was traveling about 89 mph when it …

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Train crossing where wreck happened needed signs and guards

Train crossing where wreck happened needed signs and guards

(AP) — The chief elected official in Chariton county where an Amtrak train slammed into a dump truck said Tuesday that residents and county leaders have been pushing for a safety upgrade at the railroad crossing for nearly three years. Meanwhile, the toll from the accident rose to four deaths …

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Cole EMS treats patients at train wreck

Cole EMS treats patients at train wreck

Cole County ambulance crews assist with the train derailment. SEMA officials asked Cole County EMS and several other agencies to respond to the Monday derailment. Cole County sent two ambulances, 6 EMT’s and paramedics along with the department’s chief and a doctor to the scene. They treated patients at Mendon …

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Fatal Amtrak crash kills three

Fatal Amtrak crash kills three

(AP) — An Amtrak passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck Monday in a remote area of Missouri, killing three people and injuring dozens more as rail cars tumbled off the tracks and landed on their sides. Two of those killed were on the train …

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