Dozens injured in South Carolina train crash

Federal investigators are planning to give an update on their probe into a deadly crash between a freight train and a passenger train in South Carolina. The National Transportation Safety Board says on Twitter that the agency will hold a meeting briefing at 4 p.m. Monday near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.

Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt and other investigators are on the ground in Cayce (CAY-see), where an Amtrak train slammed into a freight train early Sunday, killing a conductor and an engineer. More than a hundred people were injured.

Sumwalt told reporters Sunday that a switch was in the wrong position and that a GPS-based system called “positive train control” could have prevented the crash. The system knows the location of all trains and the positions of all switches to prevent the kind of human error that can put two trains on the same track. (AP)

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<p>Emergency responders are at the scene after an Amtrak passenger train collided with a freight train and derailed in Cayce, South Carolina, Feb. 4, 2018. (Photo: Randall Hil/Reuters) </p>
Dozens injured in South Carolina train crash

Emergency responders are at the scene after an Amtrak passenger train collided with a freight train and derailed in Cayce, South Carolina, Feb. 4, 2018. (Photo: Randall Hil/Reuters)

<p>Emergency responders are at the scene after an Amtrak passenger train collided with a freight train and derailed in Cayce, South Carolina, Feb. 4, 2018. (Photo: Randall Hil/Reuters) </p>
Dozens injured in South Carolina train crash

Emergency responders are at the scene after an Amtrak passenger train collided with a freight train and derailed in Cayce, South Carolina, Feb. 4, 2018. (Photo: Randall Hil/Reuters)

<p>Investigators make their way around the train wreckage under the Charleston Highway overpass in Cayce, SC where two trains collided early Sunday morning on Feb. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Leverone/Getty Images) </p>
Dozens injured in South Carolina train crash

Investigators make their way around the train wreckage under the Charleston Highway overpass in Cayce, SC where two trains collided early Sunday morning on Feb. 4, 2018. (Photo: Bob Leverone/Getty Images)

<p>A derailed Amtrak train sits on the track in Cayce, S.C., Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (Photo: Meg Kinnard/AP) </p>
Dozens injured in South Carolina train crash

A derailed Amtrak train sits on the track in Cayce, S.C., Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (Photo: Meg Kinnard/AP)

<p>South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster speaks at a press conference following a crash between an Amtrak train and CSX freight train in Cayce, SC, near Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road around 2:35 a.m. Sunday. (Photo: Jeff Blake/AP) </p>
Dozens injured in South Carolina train crash

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster speaks at a press conference following a crash between an Amtrak train and CSX freight train in Cayce, SC, near Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road around 2:35 a.m. Sunday. (Photo: Jeff Blake/AP)

<p>A derailed Amtrak train sits on the track in Cayce, S.C., Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (Photo: Meg Kinnard/AP) </p>
Dozens injured in South Carolina train crash

A derailed Amtrak train sits on the track in Cayce, S.C., Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (Photo: Meg Kinnard/AP)

<p>A derailed Amtrak car can be seen up the tracks near a crossing after an early morning collision with a CSX freight train on February 4, 2018 in Cayce, South Carolina. (Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Dozens injured in South Carolina train crash

A derailed Amtrak car can be seen up the tracks near a crossing after an early morning collision with a CSX freight train on February 4, 2018 in Cayce, South Carolina. (Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Authorities investigate the scene of a fatal Amtrak train crash in Cayce, South Carolina, Feb. 4, 2018. (Photo: Tim Dominick/The State via AP) </p>
Dozens injured in South Carolina train crash

Authorities investigate the scene of a fatal Amtrak train crash in Cayce, South Carolina, Feb. 4, 2018. (Photo: Tim Dominick/The State via AP)

<p>West Columbia police direct people away from the site of an early morning train crash, Feb. 4, 2018, in Cayce, SC. (Photo: Jeff Blake/AP) </p>
Dozens injured in South Carolina train crash

West Columbia police direct people away from the site of an early morning train crash, Feb. 4, 2018, in Cayce, SC. (Photo: Jeff Blake/AP)

<p>Authorities investigate the scene of a fatal Amtrak train crash in Cayce, South Carolina, Feb. 4, 2018. (Photo: Tim Dominick/The State via AP) </p>
Dozens injured in South Carolina train crash

Authorities investigate the scene of a fatal Amtrak train crash in Cayce, South Carolina, Feb. 4, 2018. (Photo: Tim Dominick/The State via AP)

<p>A State Trooper directs people away from the site of an early morning train crash, Feb. 4, 2018, in Cayce, SC. (Photo: Jeff Blake/AP) </p>
Dozens injured in South Carolina train crash

A State Trooper directs people away from the site of an early morning train crash, Feb. 4, 2018, in Cayce, SC. (Photo: Jeff Blake/AP)

<p>In this image from video, train cars are smashed and derailed, Feb. 4, 2018 near Cayce. S.C. (Photo: WLTX TV via AP) </p>
Dozens injured in South Carolina train crash

In this image from video, train cars are smashed and derailed, Feb. 4, 2018 near Cayce. S.C. (Photo: WLTX TV via AP)

<p>Emergency crews attend to the site of a train collision near Pine Ridge, Lexington County, South Carolina, on Feb. 4, 2018 in this image obtained from social media. (Photo: County of Lexington via Reuters) </p>
Dozens injured in South Carolina train crash

Emergency crews attend to the site of a train collision near Pine Ridge, Lexington County, South Carolina, on Feb. 4, 2018 in this image obtained from social media. (Photo: County of Lexington via Reuters)

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