"Multiple fatalities" on derailed Amtrak train

Authorities say the train derailed before 8 a.m. Monday, but no specifics were immediately available.

Posted: Dec 18, 2017 10:01 AM
Updated: Dec 18, 2017 10:03 AM

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say multiple people were killed when an Amtrak passenger train derailed onto Interstate 5 south of Seattle.

Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says none of the fatalities were motorists who were in cars and trucks when the train came off the tracks on to I-5.

He says emergency responders are working to get survivors out and to area hospitals.

Chris Karnes was on the Amtrak train that derailed south of Seattle, three or four cars back from the front.

Karnes told The Associated Press in a brief phone interview Monday morning that he was "not sure what got hit."

He was unhurt and is now near the medical tents set up in a median area between north- and sound-bound Interstate 5, just south of DuPont, Washington.

Karnes said: "there are several cars that are hanging over the overpass," Karnes.

The train derailed before 8 a.m. Monday. Authorities reported "injuries and casualties" but did not immediately have more information.

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