An Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed Monday in Missouri after striking a dump truck officials told Fox News.

Several cars on an Amtrak Southwest Chief train derailed in Mendon, Missouri at a public crossing and had 243 passengers aboard, a company spokesperson said. There were reports of unspecified injuries.

"Local authorities are currently assisting customers and we have deployed Amtrak resources to assist," the spokesperson said.

The incident came a day after three people were killed Sunday when an Amtrak commuter train smashed into a car in California.... Read More: FOX News