Terrifying news out of Harrisburg, just 15 miles from Uptown Charlotte. Just yesterday afternoon, an Amtrak train collided with a vehicle around 3:30 p.m.
The train was traveling from Charlotte to Raleigh, resulting in two fatalities, the vehicle passengers. According to WSOC, 42 passengers and 3 crew members were onboard the train when the accident occurred. However, no additional injuries have been reported.
*Traffic Alert update* this is involving an Amtrak passenger train enroute to Raleigh, 45 people on the train, no injuries. Harrisburg crews working on controlling a gas leak on an overturned vehicle down the tracks. Continue to avoid the are. #PIO is on scene @Harrisburg_NC— Harrisburg Fire (@HarrisburgFire) October 28, 2019
Saddle Creek Court road is now reopened after being closed yesterday for investigation. It is still uncertain what caused the collision.