'Injuries and casualties' from Amtrak derailment

Multiple Fatalities After Train Derails In The US During First Journey On High Speed Route

The train was going at a speed of 81.1mph moments before the derailment, according to transitdocs.com, a website that maps Amtrak train locations and speeds using data from the railroad's train tracker app.

The service was supposed to be rated for a maximum speed of 79 miles per hour for the section where it derailed in DuPont, according to passenger Chris Karnes.

MultiCare Health System, a local network of medical centers, says that 22 people involved in the crash have been hospitalized at three of their facilities.

Five vehicles and two trucks were hit and the highway was littered with fragments of the bridge and tree branches.

At least one train auto was left dangling from the overpass while another flipped over on Interstate 5 below.

It also happened on the first day of a new route for Amtrak trains moving between Tacoma and the state capital of Olympia.

A US official told The Associated Press the death toll is expected to rise and track obstruction is being investigated as a possible cause of the derailment.

"The next thing we know, we're being slammed into the front of our seats, windows are breaking, we stop, and there's water gushing out of the train".

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"We got cars everywhere and down onto the highway", he said. "We will do everything in our power to support our passengers and crew and their families".

The accident marred the launch of faster services on the route after a $181 million upgrade project that included improving the rails, the signaling technology and the locomotives.

Earlier this month, Don Anderson, the mayor of the town of Lakewood, which lies along the new route, had warned that the rails were dangerously close to highways and pedestrian crossings.

"Come back when there is that accident, and try to justify not putting in those safety enhancements, or you can go back now and advocate for the money to do it, because this project was never needed and endangers our citizens", Anderson said, according to a local ABC affiliate.

"I shot this video on board the #Amtrak501 in the 6 o clock hour this morning", Alex Rozier said on Twitter.

President Donald Trump called for infrastructure investments in the wake of Monday morning's fatal Amtrak crash in Dupont, Wash.

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