An Amtrak train en route from New York to Miami collided with a CSX freight train and derailed near Columbia, S.C., leaving two dead and 116 injured, police and Amtrak officials said. The crash occurred at 2:35 a.m. in Cayce, S.C., causing the lead engine and “some passenger cars” to derail, Amtrak said in a statement. There were eight crew members and approximately 139 passengers, Amtrak said. Authorities said 116 people were transported to hospitals for treatment. There were eight crew members and 139 passengers on the train, Amtrak said.
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