The Latest: 'Injuries and casualties' from Amtrak derailment

By Canadian Press
December 18, 2017 - 11:30am

TACOMA, Wash. — The Latest on an Amtrak train derailment in Washington state (all times local):

8:37 a.m.

An Amtrak train derailed south of Seattle, and authorities say "injuries and casualties" were reported.

The train derailed about 40 miles (64 kilometres) south of Seattle before 8 a.m. Monday, spilling at least one train car on to busy Interstate 5.

The Pierce County Sheriff's office says in a tweet that the train was heading south bound and that there were "injuries and casualties," but no numbers were immediately available.

All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed south of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and motorists were being warned to avoid the area.

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8:29 a.m.

An Amtrak train has derailed roughly 40 miles (64 kilometres) south of Seattle, spilling cars onto a busy interstate.

The train derailed just before 8 a.m.

No other information was immediately available.

The train derailed just south of Tacoma, Washington.

The Associated Press

 

Amtrak train derailed on new, faster route that drew concern