CHESTER, Mont. - Liberty County is holding a community debriefing on Wednesday, Sept. 29, for community members affected by the Amtrak train derailment.
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The Empire Builder headed west from Chicago to Seattle derailed over the weekend.The train was made up of two locomotives and 10 cars, 8 of which derailed near Joplin around 4 p.m. Saturday.According to Amtrak there were 141 passengers, and 16 crew members onboard.The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office confirmed there were three fatalities and multiple injuries and has not yet released the names of the victims. The governor pointed out that the entire community came together and the response was entirely done by volunteers.We are awaiting a press conference with the NTSB.
UPDATE: SEPT. 29 AT 10:34 P.M.
JOPLIN, Mont. - NTSB and Amtrak officials are expected on site Sunday, at the scene of a train derailment that left three dead, and dozens of …