Missouri police identify victims of Monday’s Amtrak derailment

Missouri police identify four people killed in Monday’s Amtrak derailment

Three of the four victims who died are from the Kansas City area

The Missouri state highway patrol has released the identities of the four people killed in Monday’s tragic derailment of the Amtrak. truck that was hit by the passenger train. The derailment also sent more than 150 passengers to area hospitals for treatment. Authorities have now confirmed that driver Bill Barton II, 54, of Brookfield, Missouri, was pronounced dead at the scene by Chariton County Coroner Nye Bowyer. The three passengers who died as a result of injuries sustained in the derailment are all residents of the greater Kansas City area. They have been identified as Rochelle Cook, 58, of De Soto, Kansas Kim Holsapple, 56, of De Soto, Kansas. Binh Phan, 82, of Kansas City, Missouri Cook and Holsapple were pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner. A GoFundMe has been set up for the families of the two victims from De Soto. After the incident, Phan was pronounced dead at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the circumstances of the accident. They are still collecting data and CCTV footage of the incident. NTSB sent a 14-person team to investigate the incident. In their update on Tuesday, they clarified that two locomotives, six carriages, a café carriage and a baggage car had all been derailed. Amtrak confirmed that several cars derailed on train four traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago after hitting Barton’s dump truck during an uncontrolled train crossing near Mendon, Missouri, at 12:43 p.m. There were about 275 passengers and 12 crew on board. Several passengers aboard the train when it derailed, including two Boy Scout troops, have described the harrowing experience. Several residents in the area have spoken about the potential dangers of the crosswalk where the accident occurred. State records indicate that the crossing had to undergo several security updates. Stay with KMBC for further coverage of this story.

The Missouri state highway patrol has released the identities of the four people killed in Monday’s tragic Amtrak derailment.

The crash, which happened just before 2 p.m. near rural Mendon, Missouri, killed three passengers and the driver of a dumper that was hit by the passenger train. The derailment also sent more than 150 passengers to area hospitals for treatment.

Authorities have now confirmed that driver Bill Barton II, 54, of Brookfield, Missouri, was pronounced dead at the scene by Chariton County Coroner Nye Bowyer.

The three passengers who died as a result of injuries sustained in the derailment are all residents of the greater Kansas City area. They have been identified as

  • Rochelle Cook, 58, of De Soto, Kansas
  • Kim Holsapple, 56, from De Soto, Kansas
  • Binh Phan, 82, from Kansas City, Missouri

Cook and Holsapple were pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner. A GoFundMe has been set up for the families of the two victims from De Soto.

After the incident, Phan was pronounced dead at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the circumstances of the accident. They are still collecting data and CCTV footage of the incident.

NTSB sent a 14-person team to investigate the incident. In their Tuesday update, they made it clear that two locomotives, six carriages, a café carriage and a baggage car had all been derailed.

Amtrak confirmed that several cars derailed on train four traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago after hitting Barton’s dump truck at an uncontrolled train crossing near Mendon, Missouri, at 12:43 p.m. There were about 275 passengers and 12 crew on board.

Several passengers aboard the train when it derailed, including two Boy Scout troops, have described the harrowing experience.

Several local residents have spoken about the possible dangers of the crossing where the accident took place. State records indicate that the crossing was due for several security updates.

Stay with KMBC for further coverage of this story.

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