Amtrak Passenger Train Derails Near Tacoma, Washington

Several cars from an Amtrak train plunged onto Interstate 5 near Tacoma, Washington, after it derailed on a railway bridge on Monday, December 18.

Amtrak confirmed train 501 was involved in the incident in a tweet and officials from Washington State Department of Transportation warned that all the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 had been closed. The train was the first to run on a new route connecting Seattle and Portland.

NBC, citing Pierce County spokesman Ed Troyer, reported several people were killed in the incident. Credit: Twitter/LeAnne Dela Cruz via Storyful