Amtrak Derails Onto Highway South of Seattle

An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing "multiple" fatalities and injuries, authorities said.

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AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
Cars from an Amtrak train lay spilled onto Interstate 5 below as some train cars remain on the tracks above Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in DuPont, Wash. The Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off the overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing 3 people, authorities said. Seventy-eight passengers and five crew members were aboard when the train moving at more than 80 mph derailed about 40 miles south of Seattle before 8 a.m., Amtrak said.
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AP Photo/Rachel La Corte
A derailed train is seen on southbound Interstate 5 on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in DuPont, Wash. An Amtrak train making an inaugural run on a new route derailed south of Seattle on Monday, spilling train cars onto a busy interstate in an accident that resulted in "multiple fatalities" and numerous injuries, authorities said.
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KING-TV
An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuries, authorities said.
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Trooper Brooke Bova/Washington State Police
An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuries, authorities said.
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AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
A car covered in mud and debris and with a smashed windshield and other damage sits parked on the shoulder just beyond where an Amtrak train lay spilled onto Interstate 5 below as some train cars remain on the tracks above Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in DuPont, Wash. The Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off the overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing some people, authorities said. Seventy-eight passengers and five crew members were aboard when the train moving at more than 80 mph derailed about 40 miles south of Seattle before 8 a.m., Amtrak said.
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Pierce County Sheriff
An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuries, authorities said.
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KING-TV
An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuries, authorities said.
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Rachel La Corte/ AP Photo
A derailed train is seen on southbound Interstate 5 on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in DuPont, Wash. An Amtrak train making an inaugural run on a new route derailed south of Seattle on Monday, spilling train cars onto a busy interstate in an accident that resulted in "multiple fatalities" and numerous injuries, authorities said.
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Trooper Brooke Bova/Washington State Police
An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuries, authorities said.
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Washington State Dept. of Transportation
An Amtrak train derailed onto Interstate 5 in Washington State on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.
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Courtesy Danae Orlob
An Amtrak train is seen derailed at DuPont, Wash., on Dec. 18, 2017.
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Tom Winter, NBC News
An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuries, authorities said.
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KING-TV
An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuries, authorities said.
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Pierce County Sheriff
An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuries, authorities said.
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An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuries, authorities said.
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Pierce County Sheriff
An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuries, authorities said.
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Pierce County Sheriff
An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuries, authorities said.
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Pierce County Sheriff
An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuries, authorities said.
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Pierce County Sheriff
An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuries, authorities said.
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Pierce County Sheriff
An Amtrak train derailed onto an interstate highway in western Washington state south of Seattle Monday morning, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuries, authorities said.
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