An Amtrak passenger train derailed on today morning during its inaugural run along a faster route through Washington State, sending part of the train crashing down onto a major highway and killing an unknown number of passengers, authorities said.
U.S. President Donald Trump said hours ago that the derailment of a train, which sent train cars crashing onto a major highway and killed passengers, in Washington State showed the necessity of an infrastructure plan.
“The train accident that just occurred in DuPont, WA shows more than ever why our soon to be submitted infrastructure plan must be approved quickly,” Trump said. “Seven trillion dollars spent in the Middle East while our roads, bridges, tunnels, railways (and more) crumble! Not for long!”