Silver Dollar City train derails, cars topple

SILVER DOLLAR CITY, Mo. – Stone County Emergency 911 was alerted Wednesday evening of a train derailment at Silver Dollar City amusement park.

Gary Eldridge of Mount Vernon, Arkansas shares a video with us as he walks along the toppled cars.  He tells KOAM’s Shannon Becker his family is ok.  Their train car was the only one that did not flip over.

Silver Dollar City confirms that sections of the Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train derailed from the track on Wednesday evening.

At this time we are wholeheartedly focused on providing support for guests and team members in partnership with Stone County first responders.” – Silver Dollar City media release

Seven people injured, transported to various hospitals, extent of injuries is unknown.

Estimates are 150-160 on the train when it derailed and cars toppled.

A personal friend of Shannon Becker was on the train.  Sharing photos and telling us the train, “made a weird sound as we were rounding the corner towards the robbers cabin. Then it started to tip to the outside.” They were in a car that toppled.  They did not go to the hospital but are very sore.  They are remaining unnamed for privacy.

This is a breaking news story we are working to find out more.

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