Amtrak Passenger Train Derails In Kansas On Los Angeles-Chicago Route

 Monday, March 14, 2016

 NBC News

More than two dozen people were hospitalized after an Amtrak train partially derailed while traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago early Monday, officials said. Five coaches of the Southwest Chief derailed just after midnight local time (1:00 a.m. ET) around 20 miles west of Dodge City, Kansas, the company said in a statement. Amtrak said it was working with BNSF, which owns and maintains the track, to investigate the cause of the incident. Of the 128 passengers and 14 crew on board, 26 people were transported to local hospitals, according to Ashley Rogers, a Gray County spokesman.