Injuries, casualties reported after Amtrak train crashes onto I-5 in Washington

Posted on December 18, 2017

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — Some injuries and casualties have been reported and all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 south of Joint Base Lewis-McChord are closed on Monday morning after an Amtrak train derailed and fell off an overpass on the freeway, ABC News reports.

The Amtrak train, which operates between Seattle and Portland, had just begun using a new high-speed route Monday morning. City officials had earlier expressed fears that the new route would cause serious accidents, according to ABC. For the full story, click here.

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