Two dead in collision between passenger, freight trains in S. Carolina

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Authorities investigate the scene of a fatal Amtrak train crash in Cayce, South Carolina, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. At least two were killed and dozens injured. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP)

A collision between two trains early Sunday morning killed two people and injured more than 100 in the town of Cayce, South Carolina. This is the third deadly wreck involving an Amtrak train in less than two months. CGTN’s Toby Muse has more from South Carolina.

Officials believe a track switch turned in the wrong direction, forcing an Amtrak passenger train down the wrong track and into a freight train. Authorities have recovered the camera from the passenger train, which was traveling from New York City to Miami with just under 150 people aboard. Both of the deaths were employees.