The scene where an Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over interstate highway I-5 in DuPont, Washington, Dec. 18 - REUTERS
WASHINGTON - 4 February 2018: Two people were killed in a crash involving a freight train and an Amtrak passenger train headed to Miami early Sunday in South Carolina, authorities said.
In addition to the fatalities, more than 50 people were injured, according to Derrec Becker of South Carolina Emergency Management Division, CNN reported.
Amtrak Train 91 was involved in the crash with a CSX freight train about 2:35 am local time in Cayce. The lead engine and some passenger cars derailed, Amtrak said in a statement.
The train was operating between New York and Miami, and had 139 passengers and eight crew members, it added.