Mon. 12:30 p.m.: Motorists injured by train derailment
SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) – Authorities say several vehicles on Interstate 5 in the Seattle area were struck by falling train cars when an Amtrak train derailed south of Seattle this morning, and “multiple motorists” were injured on the roadway.
No fatalities of motorists were reported.
All southbound lanes of I-5 were closed south of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and motorists were being warned to avoid the area.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s office says “injuries and casualties” were reported when the train derailed before 8 a.m. Pacific Time today. Authorities did not immediately have more information.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s office said in a tweet that the train was heading south bound.