Several Dead In Amtrak Derailment

(NBC News) Several people are dead and dozens more injured following the derailment of a high-speed Amtrak train onto Interstate 5 near Tacoma, Washington.

Several cars left the track, with at least one landing upside-down below the interstate overpass.

“The casualties include multiple injuries and fatalities,” Detective Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, said of the 7:40 a.m. crash.

Several motorists were injured, but no fatalities were reported on the Interstate.

There were 78 passengers and five crew members on board the train headed from Seattle to Portland, Amtrak said.

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