An Amtrak passenger train taking it’s very first trip to commemorate new service route Early Monday was tragically derailed near Dupont, Washington.
According to CNN multiple we’re derailed just off an Interstate 5 overpass multitude of others was fatally injured by the accident according to the spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.
The deaths “are all contained to the train,” said Ed Troyer, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. “It’s pretty horrific.”
Troyer said there were “multiple fatalities” but couldn’t provide a precise number.
Authorities provide that at least 77 people were taken to hospitals.
An Amtrak spokesperson said there were about 78 passengers and five crew members on board when the accident took place.
We pray for the families of app who are affected by this tragedy.
A Snapshot of the radio transmission doesn’t tell us much.
Dispatcher: Hey guys, what happened?
AMTRAK 501: Uh, we were coming around the corner to take the bridge over I-5 there, right north into Nisqually and we went on the ground.
Dispatcher: …Is everybody OK?
AMTRAK 501: I’m still figuring that out. We got cars everywhere and down onto the highway.