Amtrak passenger train derails in Vermont

Published 11:00 PM ET, Mon October 5, 2015
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An Amtrak passenger train derailed on Monday, October 5, in Northfield, Vermont. The train, the Vermonter, was headed to Washington, D.C. Stefan Hard/AP
Emergency first responders assist a woman as she is transferred to an ambulance. Wilson Ring/AP
One of the train crew members sits next to one of the derailed cars shortly after the accident. Brian Bell/Cathy Bell/AP
First responders assess the scene of the derailment. John Quinn/AP
First responders walk down an access road near the scene. Darren McCollester/Getty Images
The preliminary cause of the accident is a rock slide on the tracks, investigators say. A full investigation will be done, officials say. Courtesy Catherine Bell
Northfield, the site of the derailment, is about 10 miles south of the state capital, Montpelier. Courtesy Catherine Bell