Jury awards $17 million to 3 plaintiffs in deadly Amtrak Cascades Service Washington State derailment

By Associated Press staff and Seattle Times Staff; September 13, 2019

TACOMA — Three people who sued Amtrak over the deadly 2017 derailment in Pierce County were awarded a total $17 million by a jury for their injuries and suffering.

Amtrak admitted negligence after its first passenger train on a new trackway flew off a curve at 80 mph near DuPont. Several railcars landed on Interstate 5, killing three people and injuring more than 60 others on Dec. 18, 2017.

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