The Amtrak train accident, which occurred in Cayce, South Carolina, on Sunday morning and caused two fatalities and over 100 personal injuries for train occupants, was investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The chairman of the NTSB announced that before the collision, the Amtrak train switched from the main track to a side track, which led to the fatal train accident. Once the switch was activated, the train, which crossed four tracks, rear-ended the parked freight train. Investigators believe the collision was due to human error, and plan to examine other factors regarding why the accident occurred.
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