Federal officials focus on why railroad switch was set in the wrong position in S.C. Amtrak crash that killed 2

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In South Carolina, an early Sunday morning collision of a Amtrak train and a freight train has left two dead and 116 people injured. Emergency responders reported that those injured mostly suffered from broken bones and minor cuts. Following the collision, an estimated 5,000 gallons of fuel was spilled, but officials have stated that there is no immediate risk to the public. While the cause of the crash is yet to be determined, the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Railroad Administration are both on site investigating the collision.

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Samantha Underwood

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