UPDATE: Local authorities have confirmed there are multiple fatalities and numerous injuries onboard the Amtrak train and several injured motorists on the highway below following today’s derailment from a busy interstate overpass in Washington State.
A train derailment in Washington State this morning is wreaking havoc on commuters taking Interstate 5 in Pierce County.
Part of an Amtrak train fell off of the tracks and onto the highway below. There are multiple injuries and casualties being reported though no official numbers have been given.
All SB lanes of I-5 blocked near Mounts Road in Pierce County due to derailed train car. Avoid area! pic.twitter.com/SBH7dCc6yg
— WSDOT Tacoma Traffic (@wsdot_tacoma) December 18, 2017
The local CBS affiliate is reporting that First Responders are treating this as a mass casualty incident.
This is a breaking story. We will update it here as more information becomes available.
— KIRO 7 (@KIRO7Seattle) December 18, 2017