Amtrak Train Derails Near Tacoma, Multiple Casualties

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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