Amtrak Train Derails Near Tacoma, Multiple Casualties

posted by Maui -

Very sad to hear this morning.

"preliminary signs indicate the Amtrak train may have struck something on the track before going off the track" - Rebecca Perry (below)

An Amtrak train on its inaugural run derailed south of Seattle on Monday, causing multiple deaths and injuries as rail cars plunged off a bridge over a traffic-clogged interstate, authorities said.

Several vehicles on I-5 were struck by derailed train cars tumbling down from the tracks above, Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer said.

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