Missouri police identify victims of Monday’s Amtrak derailment

KMBC 9S MATT EVANS. YEAH HERE ON THE SCENE OF THIS DERAILMENT WHICH IS WELL ON THIS ROAD HERE. WE HAD TO RETURN BECAUSE OF ALL THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT. THEY HAD TO BRING TO TRY TO CLEAN IT UP. THERE ARE TWO FACTORS OF THIS TO CLEAR AND THE INQUIRY WE HAVE NOW FIRST HEARED FROM THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD THEIR CHAIRMAN JENNIFER HOLLIDAY HERE WITH A TEAM OF 15 OTHER PEOPLE ALSO TO TRY TO LOOK AT THIS UNDER ALL POSSIBLE ANGLES WITH NEW NEW INFO ON THIS DUMP TRUCK. WHO HAS BEEN HIT IT WAS ASSESSED BY MS. BROOKFIELD, MISSOURI HAULING ROCK CONTRACTOR FOR NEARBY ARMY CORPS ENGINEER PROJECT WHEN HE TRIED TO CROSS THOSE TRACKS HIT BACK BY THIS EASTBOUND AMTRAK TRAIN NTSB REMAINING ENTIRE TRAIN NOW DERAILLED WITH NEARLY 300 PEOPLE ON BOARD ACCORDING TO STATE TROOPS. THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 275 PASSENGERS ON BOARD WITH A DOZEN CREW AND APPROXIMATELY 150 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO TEN DIFFERENT HOSPITALS IN THE AREA WITH A WIDE RANGE OF INJURIES TO THE DEAD PEOPLE MANY OTHERS REMAIN. FERTILIZED TONIGHT THE NTS BEACH CHAIR SAYING THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YEARS TO CLOSE OR MAKE THESE KINDS OF CROSSINGS ACTIVE WITH ARMS AND SIGNALS AND THAT THESE ACCIDENTS HAPPEN AT THESE CROSSINGS WITHOUT THEM IS FRUSTRATING. EVERY TIME I RECOMMENDATIONS ARE NOT HEATED. SURE. I AM FLASHED BECAUSE WE SEE TRAGEDY AFTER TRAGEDY AFTER TRAGEDY AND MANY DEAD AND INJURED AND WE KNOW IT AND IT IS VERY FRUSTRATING FOR OUR INVESTIGATORS VERY FRUSTRATED WHEN THEY ARE ON SCENE AND THEY KNOW WHAT IT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS . AS FAR AS THIS SURVEY GOES FROM HERE, OF COURSE THEY WILL LOOK AT THE DATA OF THE TRAIN HOW SPEED IS IT GOING? WHEN WERE THE BRAKES APPLIED? WHEN WAS THE WHISTLE THROUGH? THEY HAVE CAMERAS MONITORING FROM THE FRONT OF THE TRAIN ALSO ABOVE ALL MODULES INSIDE THE TRAIN WITH THIS KIND OF INFORMATION. THEY WILL ALSO TRY TO SEE IF THE TRUCK CONTROL MODULE ITSELF IS RECOVERABLE TO GET SOME OF THIS INFORMATION ALSO. AND OF COURSE INTERVIEWING THE WITNESSES WHO ARE ON THIS TRAIN AS JUST STARTING THE NTSP WILL LIKELY BE ON THIS STAGE FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

Missouri police identify the four people who died following Monday’s Amtrak derailment

Three of the four deceased victims are from the Kansas City area

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the identities of the four people who lost their lives in Monday’s tragic Amtrak derailment. The crash, which happened just before 2 p.m. near rural Mendon, Missouri, claimed the lives of three passengers and a junkyard driver. 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 from injuries sustained in the derailment are all residents of the greater Kansas City area. They were identified as Rochelle Cook, 58, of Desoto, Kansas Kim Holsapple, 56, of Desoto, Kansas Bing Pham, 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 Desoto victims. After the incident, Pham was pronounced dead at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the circumstances of the crash. They are still collecting data and images of the incident. The NTSB sent a 14-person team to investigate the incident. In their Tuesday update, they said two locomotives, six coach cars, a cafe car and a baggage car all derailed. Amtrak has confirmed that multiple cars derailed on train four traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago after hitting Barton’s dump truck on an uncontrolled train. crossing near Mendon, Missouri, at 12:43 p.m. There were approximately 275 passengers and 12 crew on board. Several passengers on the train when it derailed, including two scout troops, detailed the harrowing experience. Several area residents discussed the potential dangers of the crossing where the accident occurred. State records indicate the crossing was due for several security updates. Stick with KMBC to continue covering this story.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the identities of the four people who lost their lives in Monday’s tragic Amtrak derailment.

The crash, which happened just before 2 p.m. near rural Mendon, Missouri, claimed the lives of three passengers and the driver of a dump 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 from injuries sustained in the derailment are all residents of the greater Kansas City area. They have been identified as

  • Rochelle Cook, 58, of Desoto, Kansas
  • Kim Holsapple, 56, of Desoto, Kansas
  • Bing Pham, 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 Desoto victims.

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

The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the circumstances of the crash. They are still collecting data and images of the incident.

The NTSB sent a 14-person team to investigate the incident. In their Tuesday update, they said two locomotives, six coach cars, a cafe car and a baggage car all derailed.

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

Several passengers on the train when it derailed, including two scout troops, detailed the harrowing experience.

Several area residents discussed the potential dangers of the crossing where the accident occurred. State records indicate the crossing was due for several security updates.

Stick with KMBC to continue coverage of this story.

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