Amtrak passenger train derails in Vermont
Police and emergency crews are responding to the scene. Four people who were injured are being transferred for medical care.
@DameMooney Train 55 did derail Emergency personnel responding. -updates to follow— Amtrak (@Amtrak) October 5, 2015
Spokesperson Lt. Dana Huoppi of the Montpelier Fire Department said they had reports of four people being injured so far. There have been no reported deaths, according to Huoppi, as cited by NBC.
The train was the "Vermonter," which runs between St. Albans, Vermont and Washington, D.C. daily. It is the only Amtrak service that runs on the track, according to NBC.
There are no immediate reports of life-threatening injuries following the derailment of Train 55 near Roxbury, VT. http://t.co/DaPq3Oe0nw— Amtrak (@Amtrak) October 5, 2015
The train is popular this time of the year with tourists who go to watch foliage in the state. CNN says there were 98 people on board.
Amtrak reported that the train struck rocks on the track near the town of Roxbury around 10:30 a.m. ET.