Amtrak train derailed just south of Dupont. Emergency vehicles came immediately. Happened about 50yd before I was involved in it. pic.twitter.com/jMMVFvngjr
— Gregors (@Gregor_WA) December 18, 2017
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An update from Pierce County Sheriff says several vehicles struck by falling train. Reports of fatalities and many injuries on train.
An Amtrak train car derailed on Monday morning, blocking southbound lanes of a highway near Tacoma, Washington.
Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted a picture of the derailment at 7:45 a.m. PST, showing what appeared to be a car on its side over a highway lane.
“All SB lanes of I-5 blocked near Mounts Road in Pierce County due to derailed train car. Avoid area!” the tweet said.
UPDATE: Multiple fatalities reported after a high-speed Amtrak train derails in Washington state https://t.co/KBop7Rs6AF
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 18, 2017