Missouri police identify victims from Monday’s Amtrak derailment

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 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 coroner of the county. A GoFundMe has been set up for the families of De Soto’s two 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. passing 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. discussed the potential hazards of the crossing where the accident occurred. State records indicate that 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 struck 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 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 De Soto’s two 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 that the crossing was due for several security updates.

Stick with KMBC to continue coverage of this story.

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