Amtrak Train Derails On Overpass In Washington


Amtrak Train Derails On Overpass In Washington, Causing ‘Multiple Fatalities
At the height of the morning commute Monday, an Amtrak passenger train jumped its tracks and spilled off an overpass in Washington state. The Pierce County sheriff’s office confirms there were “multiple fatalities” and many people injured in the crash, which left the train dangling onto a busy freeway between Olympia and DuPont.

The train, identified by Amtrak as the high-speed Train 501 from Seattle to Portland, was carrying about 78 passengers and five members of the crew when it derailed above Interstate 5 around 7:40 a.m. local time.AMIBC

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