At least six fatalities have now been reported.
An Amtrak train carrying approximately 78 passengers and five crew members has derailed 64km outside Seattle, Washington state.
— Ben Kennedy (@BenKennedyTV) December 18, 2017
The vehicle, Train 501, was on the maiden day of a new €150m high-speed service between Seattle and Portland and was travelling at 128kph at the time.
— ABC News (@ABC) December 18, 2017
It derailed while crossing a bridge over Interstate 5 near DuPont, Washington around 7:40am Pacific Time, causing at least one car to fall onto the freeway below.
— Amtrak (@Amtrak) December 18, 2017
It is believed that no motorists driving on the freeway were killed.