Missouri police establish victims of Monday’s Amtrak derailment

Missouri police identify four people killed in Amtrak wheel derailment Monday

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

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the identities of the four people killed in Monday’s tragic Amtrak derailment. The truck was hit by a passenger train. The derailment also sent more than 150 passengers to an area hospital for treatment. Authorities have now confirmed that driver Bill Barton II, 54, of Brookfield, Missouri, was confirmed dead at the scene of the incident by Chariton County coroner Nye Bowyer. The three passengers who died from injuries sustained during the derailment were 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, KansasBinh Phan, 82, of Kansas City, MissouriCook and Holsapple have been identified by the county coroner Dad died at the scene. A GoFundMe has been set up for the families of two victims from De Soto. Following the incident, Phan was pronounced dead at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. They are still collecting data and camera footage from the incident. The NTSB sent a team of 14 people to investigate the incident. In Tuesday’s update, they clarified that two locomotives, six passenger cars, a coffee wagon and a luggage car all derailed. She said none of the passengers on the train were ejected, but that debris flew in through the window when the train derailed. Find out what the dump truck driver could see at the time of the accident. 43 p.m. There were approximately 275 passengers and 12 crew members on board. area discussed the potential dangers of crossing the site of a collision. State records show the crossing is due for some safety updates. Please contact KMBC to continue covering 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 occurred just before 2 p.m. near rural Mendon, Missouri, claimed the lives of three passengers and the driver of a truck that was hit by a passenger train. The derailment also sent more than 150 passengers to an area hospital for treatment.

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

The three passengers who died from injuries sustained during the derailment were all residents of the greater Kansas City area. They have been identified as

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

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

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

The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. They are still collecting data and camera footage from the incident.

The NTSB sent a team of 14 people to investigate the incident. In Tuesday’s update, they clarified that two locomotives, six passenger cars, a coffee shop car and a luggage car were all derailed.

During Wednesday night’s briefing, NTSB President Jennifer Homendy said the train was traveling at 89 mph when it blew its horn and 87 mph when it hit the truck.

No passengers on board were ejected, she said, but that debris flew in through the window when the train derailed.

Homendy said the NTSB will use a similar truck to approach the junction on Thursday so investigators can see what the dump truck driver was able to see at the time of the collision.

Amtrak confirmed that several carriages derailed on train #4 from Los Angeles to Chicago after colliding with Barton’s van at an uncontrolled passing train near Mendon, Missouri, at 12:43 p.m. KST. On board were about 275 passengers and 12 crew members.

Several passengers on board when it derailed, including two Scout soldiers, detailed the unpleasant experience.

Several residents in the area discussed the potential dangers of crossing the site of the collision. State records show the crossing is due for some safety updates.

Stay with KMBC to continue covering this story.

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