An Amtrak passenger train has derailed on an overpass in Washington state, falling partly onto an interstate freeway east of Olympia.
The Pierce County sheriff’s office has confirmed that “injuries and casualties” have been reported on site, where at least one train car is dangling onto the major roadway.
There were “multiple fatalities” in the crash, according to Pierce County Sheriff’s office spokesman Ed Troyer.
Initial reports show that at least six people have died as a result of the crash.
More photos from scene of Amtrak train derailment pic.twitter.com/yWEJejp1H2
— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) December 18, 2017
Aerial footage of the scene shows several derailed Amtrak train cars near Tacoma, Washington.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 18, 2017