Multiple fatalities have been reported and a train was left dangling over a highway after an Amtrak train outside of Olympia, Washington derailed Monday morning.
Photos and videos from the chaotic scene showed at least two cars from the train hanging over the I-5, backing up traffic on the highway as rescuers rush to save travelers and assess the damage.
Amtrak said the train, which was bound from Seattle to Portland, was carrying about 78 passengers and five crew members. At least three fatalities were reported in the immediate aftermath. Northbound and eastbound trains departing from Seattle continue to operate after the crash, but other trains in the area have been canceled and no alternate transportation will be provided, Amtrak said.
Amtrak opened a phone line for people who have questions about the crash. The phone number is (800) 523-9101.
Amtrak opened a phone line for people who have questions about friends or loved ones on the train. The phone number is (800) 523-9101
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