Watch this timeline of the events following the deadly Amtrak and CSX train crash in Cayce, SC. Ashlen Renner arenner@thestate.com
Watch this timeline of the events following the deadly Amtrak and CSX train crash in Cayce, SC. Ashlen Renner arenner@thestate.com

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Amtrak train that crashed in SC made stops in Raleigh, Cary

By Abbie Bennett

abennett@newsobserver.com

February 04, 2018 12:00 PM

The Amtrak train that crashed in South Carolina on Sunday, killing two people and injuring more than 100, passed through Raleigh and Cary Saturday night.

Train 91 arrived in Raleigh just after 9 p.m. Saturday, according to Amtrak. It departed the Raleigh station and arrived in Cary about 20 minutes later. Its next stops were Southern Pines and Hamlet before heading into South Carolina. The train was headed from New York to Miami.

Amtrak officials would not comment on how many people boarded the train in Raleigh or in Cary.

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The crash of the Amtrak train into a CSX freight train happened about 2:35 a.m. Sunday, Amtrak said. The lead engine and a few passenger cars derailed.

Ryan Roberts and Eli Reda, of North Carolina, said they dropped their wives off at the train station in Raleigh Saturday night. Their train crashed in Columbia, SC, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Teddy Kulmalatkulmala@thestate.com

There were eight crew members and 139 passengers on board at the time of the crash in Cayce, S.C.

Anyone seeking info about passengers on Train 91 should call the Amtrak information line at 1-800-523-9101.

The two people who were killed were Amtrak employees, according to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.

The Amtrak train appeared to be on the wrong track, according to McMaster, when it hit a freight train that was stationary and on a loading track.