Amtrak accident near DuPont, Washington

​The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday its intention to hold a board meeting May 21, 2019, 1 p.m. (ET), to determine the probable cause of the Dec. 18, 2017, Amtrak accident near DuPont, Washington.

Three passengers were killed and 65 others including passengers, crew and occupants of highway vehicles were injured when Amtrak train 501, traveling at 78 mph, derailed from a highway overpass near DuPont, Washington. The accident happened during the first regular passenger service trip on a single main track near milepost 19.86. The lead locomotive, the power car and two passenger railcars derailed onto Interstate 5, and eight highway vehicles came into contact with the derailed equipment.


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